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Booting From DVD drive: DBAN


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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:32 PM

I hope this is in the right sub forum.

First, I've done this before, but with a different BIOS.

When I did it before, all I had to do was enter BIOS to change what drive to boot from, DBAN would start, I would make my choices and come back the next day to a clean drive. Not happening this time. There is no option in the BIOS to boot from the CD rather than the hard drive.

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  • I downloaded DBAN
  • Burned the disc image to a blank, unformatted CD.
    • All I had to do was right click on the download and choose 'Burn disc image'
  • Left the CD in the DVD drive
  • Restart PC
  • Press F2 to get into BIOS
  • Go to boot menu.
  • All I see are the 2 HDD's I have in my computer, no DVD drive.

 

My BIOS and MOBO information.

 

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Like I said, I've done this before many times. But, it's been a long time since I last did it.

 

I don't what I'm doing wrong!

 

Someone please! Show me the error of my ways!

 

Thanks!

 

BTW......It's probably something simple I forgot to do and I'm gonna' feel SO dumb later!

 

 


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:41 PM

In newer machines there is a UEFI/legacy boot option in the BIOS. You need to change this option to legacy to boot from optical disk.


Edited by TsVk!, 25 May 2016 - 10:42 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 10:38 AM

Thank you so much!


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