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Boot from CD Drive is only possible with the CD drive that came with machine?!


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:59 PM

My sister's boyfriend gave me an old WinMe computer and the CD drive in it has issues, Gparted cannot even boot from it. Since I have 12 CD drives in a bin of electronics that all work,I started trying them all, none of which will boot from the disc inside, I put the original drive in, and WinMe setup fired right up on all the same secondary master cables, I will see if I can install WinMe without any errors.

How do I get my computer to boot using "other" CD drives other than the one that came with the machine



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:19 PM

First thing what sort of PC is it? Eg Brand, Laptop or Desktop, How much ram type of processor.

 

Next have you set the bios to boot from CD?


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:23 PM

HP Pavilian 7850. and yes, I have it set to boot from CD drive. it says ATACI CDrom or something like that in the 1 slot same CDrom name with all drives I used, incl. a few DVD drives

thanks for the speedy reply






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