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Not able to boot from Disk drives - Windows 7 Ult SP1 x86


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#1 dev00790

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:20 AM

Hi

 

For any of 3 different CD / DVDROM drives (all working fine on other computers) - they spin up, and are detected by the BIOS, but there is no option to boot from any of them after POST with a Windows Disc inserted, for the PC with Specs below. Have tried other Windows discs

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- Any ideas on what cause of this may be?

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

My first impulse would be to replace the CMOS battery...IME, when strange things start occurring with system configuration/BIOS and all was well before...the CMOS battery is my first suspect.

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

Ok thanks.

 

I have the motherboard manual for P5N-D, but the location of the CMOS battery isn't clear, and I can't see iton the mobo currently.

- Can you advise where it is?


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

In your motherboard manual...there should be several diagrams showing connections internal and external for the board.

 

To connect the control panel, you had to look at this diagram.

 

The CMOS battery should be reflected on said diagram, along with CPU location, RAM slots and every necessary connection.

 

On most boards I've had, the CMOS battery is down near the RAM modules or control panel connections...it can be easily overlooked if calbles are covering it :).

 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:24 AM

I didn't need to find the CMOS battery in the end - I changed some settings in the BIOS such as "loading setup defaults" and that worked.

 

Thanks for your help - learnt some useful info.


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:59 AM

Nice work...happy computing :).

 

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