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change the boot sequence in BIOS


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#1 barnaclebill

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:31 PM

Hello,

I am using the tutorial on resizing a partition using the GParted Live CD.

The computer is an old Compaq Presario 700 with XP.

It has a floppy drive and it will not boot from the CD I made.

The instructions say "Note: You may need to change the boot sequence in you BIOS to boot from the CD drive."

I can't find instructions on how to do that, can anyone help?

Thank you.

I am doing this for practice.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:25 PM

You need to get into setup as the computer first starts to boot, you may have to watch the screen as it goes through the boot sequence to whit key that machine uses. there are few variations, what for hit # so & so to enter setup. Once in setup take time to digest how to get round and what the different screens allow you to do. Amongst the menus you will find where to set the boot sequence, seat it to you CD drive and exit it will ask if you want to save changes. That should do it, if there is any problem or it just won't work on that machine go back into setup and choose default bios settings all will go back to factory board setup.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

Well, I finally got it there by tapping F10.

Thanks

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

I believe it's hit F10 when the COMPAQ logo appears. Next go to the Advanced tab to go the Advanced Options. Then go to the Boot Order option. From here you can reset the boot options. Highlight the first boot option and you can hit enter and it will give you a selection of what to boot to first, there you would select the Cd drive to boot from first.

Edited by boopme, 11 April 2009 - 10:09 PM.

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