Thread: how do i boot from cd?
March 20th, 2011, 12:35 AM #1
how do i boot from cd?
Ive done this a hundred times, boot from cd, install xp, it will not boot from cd. doesnt work on the lappy. Help
March 20th, 2011, 01:36 AM #2
When you look in the BIOS - Boot sequence the CD needs to be the first boot device.
Also, a dirty cd or cd drive can prevent it from booting.The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
March 20th, 2011, 03:56 AM #3
I did change it in bios, sometimes a desktop you can hit esc between the post screen and loading screen and choose which device to boot from, I was hoping that would work here, but esc is the command to open the bios..lol
March 20th, 2011, 07:09 AM #4
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Try F12 Key at boot
March 20th, 2011, 08:14 AM #5
Are we playing 20 questions, or are you going to tell us the model of your laptop?
March 20th, 2011, 10:42 AM #6
March 20th, 2011, 12:41 PM #7
Oh well duh osprey, it's a toshiba satelitte a105, sorry bout that
March 22nd, 2011, 06:27 PM #8
March 23rd, 2011, 04:45 AM #9
Third times a charm: If you'll answer the suggestions that have already been posted it'd be helpful?!?!?!?!?The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
March 23rd, 2011, 06:21 PM #10
Ok F12 lets me choose from 4 different icons on the post screen,all of which go right to load windows.HDD,CD,Floppy,and network are the choices best I can figure.
I tried a different disc, nothing, tried a cd cleaning disc nothing.
Have edited boot sequence, still nothing. The desktop tried to install xp from the disc, I know the disc is bootable.
It will read, cd's DVD's and burn without fail even on max speed, I doubt that's the problem.
Refer to my avatar at this point.
sorry for the vague replies, been preoccupied.
March 24th, 2011, 05:05 AM #11
Is the cd a copy of an original or an original cd?The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
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