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Computer won't boot from cd

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#1 kamador451


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

I'm trying to do a repair installation but my computer refuses to boot from the dvd and immediately boot the hard drive.

I tried going to bio then advance boot options and changing first priority to cd and second priority to harddisk.

also, tryed pressing F12 which leads me to the boot menu and I chose cdrom but sill refuses to boot.

Is it because I'm using a dvd-r disk instead of a cd?

Never mind, fixed it. apparently my dvd drive was labeled different

Edited by kamador451, 07 April 2012 - 05:14 PM.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

The three primary reasons a system will not boot to a cd or dvd are:

1) The optical drive is not the first device in the bios boot order or

2) The cd or dvd is either bad or not bootable (or is not an original OS disc) or

3) The optical drive itself is bad

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