Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:20 PM
Hey there guys!
I've had some trouble booting my Dell Inspiron 530 PC. I currently have the Windows XP Home operating system and I am unable to boot my computer. It could be due to having a few parts gone bad but instead of throwing money at it I figured it would be logical to see what I could get out of the internet. Currently I have a unresponsive screen that says "Boot from CD :". My computer is unable to boot from the hard disk, which I think is what could be bad. (Have not been able to purchase another hard drive or use another to determine if this is the problem.) At the moment I am using memorex dvds with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Windows XP Home Edition. (Both on separate dvds) I also could have a bad dvd drive (often has a hard time reading disc and opening the tray, but not always). Anyways, I've burned the iso using poweriso and nero but no matter what I keep getting the same screen. I was wondering what options I have to fix this issue. It is also possible that I incorrectly burned the image to the dvd, any help would be appreciated.