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I did that, and the words to press any key never appear. I pressed keys anyway but the same thing happened.
This is regarding your attempt to boot to a CD or DVD.
The reason the Windows splash screen is loading instead of the computer booting from the disk is for the following reason.
You have to go to your computers BIOS setup utility, look for a menu called BOOT, or BOOT MENU.
You have to switch the order around so the drive that the disk is in is selected as the first boot device, save the changes in your BIOS setup and exit.
When the computer reboots, look for the words hit any key to boot from CD or DVD and hit any key on the keyboard.
The computer should now boot from the CD or DVD.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:32 PM
That didn't work. I put the HDD in another computer and formatted the drive. I'll keep you posted on what happens.
Open your computer and disconnect the data cable going to your optical drive in question, re-connect it, making sure it is firmly in place.
Do the same for the optical drives power connecter as well.
Re-boot the computer, enter your BIOS set up utility, make sure the optical drive is detected, save the settings and exit, allow a re-boot, see if you see the words press any key boot from cd or dvd.
If you do not see this or the drive won't boot from the disk, you may have a problem related to the laser inside the drive, it may either need cleaning or the laser or controller board in the drive has a non-repairable failure.
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