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Weird Cd Boot Problem

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#1 BobP3


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Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:48 PM

this is my very first Post.
I'm running Windows XP Home Edition.
Any CD that is inserted, (when the Windows XP is already running) the system restarts and tries to boot form it.
e.g. I insert a CD to install a printer- the system restarts and tries to boot form it.
I finally do get to install the printer by 'clicking' off the CD, and running 'setup.exe' via Windows explorer.
Thanks for any Help

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 02 February 2007 - 02:29 PM

Hi Bob, welcome to bc. :thumbsup:
Right click my computer, select properties.
Click the advanced tab then click the "settings" button under "startup and recovery".
Under "system failure", deselect "automatically restart" and select "write an event to system log" then click ok. Stick in a cd. Got an error message now? If so, please post it. Your system bios is probably set to boot from cd first. When you insert a cd, your system is crashing without leaving an error message. When it restarts, it's trying to boot from your cd first.
Let us know.

#3 BobP3

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 08:11 PM

That did the trick.
Appreciate your help.
Thanks very much,

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