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#1 Plumber

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:12 AM

I had recently bought an Asus computer a couple of months back.Everything seems to run well but I noticed it will not boot from CD,no option there.I went into the bios to change the setting and there is none in the boot menu.I googled but found no answers accept the motherboared might be locked.I know nothing about that.Does anyone have a solution or should I call tech.support.The only thing I see In the boot menu is a

default setting.Thanx,Tony.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

I have one suggestion, This could be related to UEFI settings in the BIOS.

 

Here is a example from this page: http://superuser.com/questions/524598/asus-uefi-bios-options-how-to-boot-from-dvd

To get the DVD drive to show up in the boot menu, you might need to go into the BIOS (actually (U)EFI Settings) and enable Legacy (BIOS) Mode or the UEFI Compatibility Support Module (CSM) or similarly worded option:

 

I had to do this type of setting with a Windows 8 ASUS laptop.

 

I left Windows 8 on it and installed Classic Shell http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-menu-in-windows-8-with-classic-shell/

Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using. Instead they replaced it with a new interface called the Windows Start Screen that many people find to be not as intuitive as the traditional Start Menu. This is especially the case if you are not using a touch screen. With this in mind, a free program called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.

With the addition of Classic Shell I Like Windows 8 as much as Windows 7 and it avoided the pain of starting over and using up a spare Windows 7 License & disk I had bought a while back. I like the way some of the Windows 8 features work better too.

 

I am doing 95% of my online work in Windows 8 these days and reserve My Win7 Tower for Video work only.

 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:46 AM

Thanx for the response but I'm afraid it's way beyond my knowledge or capabilities,Tony.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Which part, The changing one setting in the BIOS or the installing Classic Shell?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

Actually I use Start is back so I have the traditional start menu.I am afraid to change anything in the bios unless

I am sure of what I am doing.I will give it a try later tonite,Tony.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:14 AM

Ok,gave it a try.When I booted up, for a second or so it said on the bottom of the screen to press F2 to enter legacy bios UEFI settings.I did so and found nothing that looked like what you had mentioned in the tutorial on the link you gave me.I ticked on boot manager and only one option there,hard drive.It said to drag with the mouse to change the sequence but there is no other drive listed,just the hard drive.Now I don't know what else to do,Tony.






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