Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:42 AM
Enter BIOS setup by tapping Delete key or F1, F12..(it usually says which key right as the machine is starting, so watch closely) while your computer is booting up.
This BIOS feature allows you to select the first device from which the BIOS will attempt to load an operating system.
You will have to restart since it is now too late to enter BIOS, start tapping the appropriate key immediately.
Boot Config, is what you're looking for, and you can change device boot order here.
To install operating systems that come on bootable CD-ROMs (i.e. Microsoft Windows XP) in a new hard disk, you will need to select CDROM as the first boot device. This enables you to boot directly from the CD-ROM and load the operating system's installation routine.
Set CD as first boot device, followed by harddrive.
Exit, saving changes.
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