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Emachine EL1200-05w wont boot to disc??


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#1 honda2010

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

I have this Emachine and I cant get it to boot to a disc for the life of me. I have only done this a million times and its got me stumped. I have set it on bios to boot to disc then HD. No matter what I do it will only boot straight up to windows XP Home. I even set both boots to the cd/dvd rom and it then will come up and say system disc error please insert system disc and hit enter. I can even hit F10 on startup which goes to boot menu select cd/dvd drive and it still boots to the OS. The disc is good I tried it in my laptop and I've also tried a few other OS disc I have and will not boot to anything. Can someone help please any ideas?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:32 AM

Sounds like the optical drive is at fault. Have you tried using another known good drive just in case?


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

Sounds like the optical drive is at fault. Have you tried using another known good drive just in case?

No I only have IDE drives at the moment. But I think you are correct. I think the drive is bad.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:12 PM

I got my problem resolved it was the drive. I replaced the drive and its working like a top. I'm installing Zorin Linux 7 on it. Thanks!



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:22 AM

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