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XP PRO Won't boot from CDROM


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#1 yank103

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:30 PM

Hi all,

I have a Fujitsu Siemens PC that is clogged up with stuff. I wont to format the C: drive and reinstall XP. I have an genuine copy of XP but when I change the BIOS to boot from CD-ROM Windows just boots as usual. I have tried several times to no avail.
Can anyone Help?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

Did you try the CD on another computer to see, if it'll boot?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:14 AM

Did you try the CD on another computer to see, if it'll boot?


Yes works fine on a Dell machine.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:30 AM

Maybe if you drain the CMOS?

Some times Virus affect BIOS?

Just a thought to kick around here?

I am happy to Help in it.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:18 AM

Maybe if you drain the CMOS?

Some times Virus affect BIOS?

Just a thought to kick around here?

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Excuse my ignorance but what is the CMOS?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:47 AM

The CMOS refers to battery backed-up memory that holds the BIOS settings. If this has somehow become corrupted and is giving bad information to the BIOS, or is not actually storing the boot setting you choose, it can be cleared by opening the computer case and either removing the small backup battery, which is usually a button cell, for a while or moving a jumper on the board to a position that clears the CMOS. Often this is labelled something like CLR_CMOS. If you do this, you could have to reset things in the BIOS such as drive boot order.

Before trying this, I'd enquire if you have another bootable CD to try, to confirm whether or not it can boot from a CD at all. That would indicate what direction to look and what else would be worth trying.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:35 AM

The CMOS refers to battery backed-up memory that holds the BIOS settings. If this has somehow become corrupted and is giving bad information to the BIOS, or is not actually storing the boot setting you choose, it can be cleared by opening the computer case and either removing the small backup battery, which is usually a button cell, for a while or moving a jumper on the board to a position that clears the CMOS. Often this is labelled something like CLR_CMOS. If you do this, you could have to reset things in the BIOS such as drive boot order.

Before trying this, I'd enquire if you have another bootable CD to try, to confirm whether or not it can boot from a CD at all. That would indicate what direction to look and what else would be worth trying.


Thanks for explaining that to me.

Unfortunately I don't Have another bootable CD.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:14 PM

Create Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ and see, if it'll boot.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:23 AM

This CD that works on a Dell, but won't work on the Fujitsu...this is a Microsoft-issued XP CD and not an XP Dell CD issued by Dell?

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