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How to boot from cd

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#1 Dragon13OfDeath


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:26 PM


I've been having issues with my computer freezing and had tried to reformat it. Sadly partial through it froze. Now my computer boots to the asus logo and the a black screen. I have a windows 8.1 disc that came with it but I can't figure out how to boot from it.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:58 PM

First you need to enter the BIOs/UEFI to make the CD drive the first drive in the boot order list. To do this you need to get into 'Settings' and this video does give guidance on how to do this. It may not be 100% accurate as it is produced by Acer, not ASUS but it should still help -



Once you have made this change, and while the computer is still powered up, open the CD drive, put your installation disc in, then save and exit from the BIOS. The computer will restart and should boot from the DVD.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

or hit F12 during startup to change the boot order for that boot.  (or is it F9, can't remember) :unsure:

Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.

You won't regret it.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:37 PM

It may tell you to click any key to boot from disk.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:27 AM

It may tell you to click any key to boot from disk.

Once you have set the boot order, insert the disc and restarted the computer, you will receive a message telling you to press any key to continue.  When you see this message you will know that you are booting from the disc.

Edited by dc3, 11 August 2017 - 07:31 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:26 AM

try one of these keys to enter bios f2 del (delete) f9 or f12

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