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#1 curapa

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:21 PM

I am trying to run Dariks Boot and Nuke. I have used the disk in another computer and it is burned correctly.

I am trying to wipe my hp pavilion a305w. The disk drive is in working order as I can use it once started up. I have changed the boot order to boot cd-rom first. I have attempted to disable the hard drive in boot order but I cannot get the value to change.

Any suggestions as to why it will not boot from disk?

Thanks.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:30 PM

Is the session on the disk closed?
When windows runs, it has drivers running that allow you access to open session disks.
That is not the case before windows drivers load.
Also, the disk has to be burned as a BOOTABLE disk for it to load the program's menu at bootup.
Whatever burning program you used, you should have choosen "make this disk bootable".
Using windows default burning software you can create a bootable disk, then add the files of your program to it.

Good luck!!

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#3 curapa

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

I do not believe there is a problem with the disk as I have previously used it on another computer. I can put it in this computer and it will boot from the disk.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:28 PM

I figured out my disk drive was malfunctioning occasionally, I put a different disk drive in and it worked fine.

Thanks again,
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:43 PM

Appreciate the feedback, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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