can not boot from the CD
I have a Dimension 8300 running XP Pro and I am trying to reformat the hard drive and reinstall XP. I can't boot from the CD. At startup after F12 and selected to boot from the CD, the sytem always starts on the hard drive. I changed the BIOS boot sequence, but still no luck. The works of CD to read and write, but no boot from the OS disk. Once the system boots from the hard drive I can start the CD of the OS that gives me the ability to reinstall XP, but no option to reformat. My top disc is a DVD-ROM and the second disc is a CD - R. I tried to boot from both drives, but the machine continues to boot from the hard drive. Any suggestions?
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Duplicate info wire - running kill disk, vista disappeared and my laptop does not see my dvd/cd drive and I can't reinstall vista OS because of this problem
Have to reinstall vista on a new HARD drive now PC can not boot from the DVD drive I can copy vista external hard disk drive, and then install on the laptop?
The DVD player worked before HARD drive went bad now, it won't work.
And I just replaced the HARD drive, but now cannot load an operating system that he...
1. are you able to boot to the desktop?
2. what happens when you try to start the computer?
You must have the DVD drive to start the computer using the disk, you cannot use the external hard drive to do the same thing.
Also I suggest you to make sure you have defined the start as CD/DVD-Rom as the first choice option in the BIOS. See below the help link-
If nothing is done, then you can contact the manufacturer support for assistance on setting up the correct boot sequence and check.
Change (CMOS) BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor settings can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the configuration of the BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Changes to settings are at your own risk.
I hope this helps.
I'm working on my Portege M200 friends that she bought used. Only, it came with an external USB CDROM drive and the laptop computer AC adapter. To make things better the HD is no longer recognized by the BIOS. I had a spare HD so I installed it and now the BIOS see the new HD, Yay!
I also discovered that I could buy a replacement Toshiba system recovery CD, new Yay! But before I do that I wanted to make sure I could boot from the external CDROM drive. I plugged the CDROM drive and attempted to start on a spare windows xp CD. But it does not start on the CD. I made sure that the CD-rom drive has been first in the BIOS boot priority, but that doesn't seem to work.
I read the other posts that mention the boot directly from the external CD-rom USB drive does not work and I have to boot to the CD-rom drive by plugging the CD-rom drive in a PCMCIA card. If I have to buy a PCMCIA card that has USB ports for connecting external USB CDROM drive in for I can boot from a CD?
If there will be any brand/type of work? If this is not the case, what brand/type is known to work.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
BIOS of the portege recognise only a limited number of pcmcia-CD-disks
in this thread you will find all the information you need:
but your portege also boots most of the readers of usb_FDD; If you make a BACK-boot disk with the appropriate drivers for your CD-ROM usb drive you can use it without restrictions bios
as you can read that this method will work only in a DOS environment, that is why it is absolutely necessary to format your hard drive to fat32, otherwise it will not be recognized
Last night a MS pushed a windows update and my pc restarted automatically. But it does not actually restart.
The PC goes through the bios tests, passes and then crashes and does not start in Vista.
I can't start at all, including safe mode.
I can't the system recovery option in HP bios to load. Can I only use my Vista64 system recovery bootable cd or actually start.
First of all, I thought it was a HARD drive problem, but tests of the bios disk hard that all spend, even the 2 hours 'SMART' test that he was running.
What happens when you try to boot from the recovery CD? You receive messages or error codes?
You can check if the boot in the BIOS settings priority is configured to boot to CD\DVD.
NOTE: Change (CMOS) BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor settings can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the configuration of the BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Changes to settings are at your own risk.
For more information, you can consult the following article:
If you still experience the problem, you may need to contact HP for assistance.
Hope this information is useful.
original title: cannot boot from the Vista recovery disc
A real problem. Vista is prompting me to boot from my recovery disc and allow the repair of Windows. However, when I insert the disk it shows loading Windows, but once he starts to launch I get the BSOd with the "Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_Equal" error report with the error code Stop 0x000000D1. I searched on advice but all I can get into the repair mode, but I can't. F8 does not work in safe mode. Week last ChkDisc has run on every start and yesterday I received a number of parts of Vista won't load does not with error reports. Today, it started with Windows can not load the warning and instructions for use the recovery disk... I'm in a loop as I cannot cross the BSOD! Help please
Computers are strange animals. After my response to you, I had another attempt to go beyond the blue screen. Hey hop this time my computer decided that he had enough rest and proceeded without delay to start and I would like to action, the recovery disk. There then reinstall Windows Vista and am now to a new computer! It's time to move to Windows 7! The only thing I did yesterday was to unplug my printer to my laptop!
I'm glad I found this forum site, I pretty well hope to find a solution here.
Well, this problem is not very complicated, in fact my DVD player (model TS-L632) is not read more, so much so I decided to change with a new one, but it is not the same model as the original drive.
It is the case of the generic DVD player really.
Now when I inserted my recovery disk or any bootable disk is not booting the CD, and when I press F12 for I can't find any CD/DVD drive, but running in Windows I can't find the DVD player and it can read any CD priority boot normally.
Just having the problem while booting from CD.
I thought that maybe there is no security for this model that locked some hardware.
So please guys want to help me how to understand it,
any help would be greatly appreciated.
> When I press F12 for boot priority I can't find any CD/DVD drive, but running in Windows I can find the DVD player and it can normally read any CD.
The whole story seems really strange to me
If you access the BIOS, you can see the details of the CD/DVD drive? The drive is recognized properly?
If not then I guess that the STRANGE inserted is not totally compatible due to different master/slave/c-salt settings.
> but running in Windows I can find the DVD player and it can normally read any CD
It s also strange to me so that the CD/DVD drive appears in Device Manager even if the CD/DVD drive Startup menu option does not appear.
But first check the BIOS
1st I have a problem
Windows Boot Manager
Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
Info: An unexpected I / 0 error
To resolve this problem, I tried to install the Windows 8-64 bit (definitions of factory programs) - with the correct Toshiba drives, but after installation, that it took place...
"reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press a key."
I changed the boot disk priority, but it is still this bug.
What model of laptop do you have exactly?
Have you changed anything in the BIOS?
The error message mentioned (reboot and select proper boot device) appear if the laptop can not find a boot device.
Go into the BIOS and check if the HARD drive is set as first boot device.
In addition, you should check if the HARD drive appears on the first page of the BIOS with all the details of the unit (size of the HARD drive, name).
I guess this question could appear due to a malfunction of the HARD drive.
I have a Lenovo fan and I'm trying to install the OS using a Flash drive.
When I go to the start menu BY pressing F12, I can see my flash drive in the list
but when I select the flash drive to start, it will not forward that he will return to the same screen.
I tried with different flash and drive both external readers. I also tried with external CD atmosphere with a bootable CD. but the problem is the same.
the same flash drive works on another machine
Please advise how this can be corrected.
I found the resolution of my self.
The tablets (Helix and even Microsoft Surface) does not support the NTFS file system on boot devices.
I formatted the device in FAT32 and it works fine now.
My os is Windows XP Pro Family Edition, when I create an image with Acronis image treu, put the image on the old HARD drive.
Restart boot cd/dvd en, my system won't see ex H.-D.
How is that possible?
Please mail to:[email protected]
This question is not for the laptop manufacturer but for software producer.
If you have two partitions copy this image to the second partition (D) and check if it is not visible. I do the same with the Norton Ghost image creator.
On an iMac 21.5 ", OS 10.10.5 Yosemite:
Deleted and a 500 GB external hard drive well prepared for use as a bootable hard drive. Installed OS 10.10.4 Download Yosemite on the Apple Store. When you select it as the drive hard start, it only offers itself as a restore for Time Machine option. Cannot start it up like a normal hard drive for other purposes. You want to use as a test drive for the software.
During the installation of Yosemite, the installation by a loop repeatedly to infinity in 24 minutes each iteration to complete. I finally chose to leave the Setup process.
What is going on?
Have you created a USB Installer to install Yosemite? Or, have you tried to install after it finished downloading?
I can't run Setup from my cd/dvd rom, there is no such option in the BIOS Setup. How can I boot from the cD or DVD?
Please, help me!
You are not able to boot from the CD/DVD drive?
If you are unable to change the boot order in the BIOS, I would advise you by pressing the F12 key immediately after starting the laptop.
A start menu should appear, then you should be able to choose the reader of CD/DVD (ODD).
You can also try clicking on the C instead of the F12 button. The C button the STRANGE start.
Check this back and forth!
Tried to do a restore of widows to correct this problem with CD / DVD rom instead of fix player it now only will start and say 'services starting configuration' and then it will pop a windows 'X' in red saying install Windows - Windows could not complete installation. To install Windows on this computer, run the Setup again. I restart and it keeps reading more and more I bought acer accessories Acer store system recovery discs... but they are unusable because can't boot from the drive to cd/dvd rom please help thank you very much.
Dell Latitude 10 ST2e compressed can not boot from an external optical drive USB (CD/DVD)
The BIOS has no setting for it. It will boot from a flash drive. I would like to boot from my CD of 2013 Acronis Recovery Console. Anyone have any success to boot from a CD/DVD USB drive?
Yes, there is a way to do this.
I just did this to install Windows 10 from a DVD on a tablet of 10 Latitude by following these steps:
(Note: my version of BIOS is A08)
1. turn off the 10 latitude power.
2. attach a USB hub to the USB slot unique on the side of the tablet.
3. fix a keyboard and an external USB CD drive to the USB hub.
4. now press the button down on the side of the Tablet and simultaneously press the power button for 5 seconds (until see you the screen light up, but will be weak against black unlit).
5. When you see the Dell logo, start typing on the F12 key (the lower right corner shows the option press the F12 key to choose single startup options)
6. now start choosing appear with many options to choose from, including my CD/DVD drive.
Hope it will be useful to you.
How can I boot from the Windows 7 Installation CD so that I can reformat the hard drive before reinstalling Windows 7? I have already reinstalled Windows 7 from the CD, but that has not solved my problems. When I put the factory CD in my CD player, it won't always boot from the CD. When I put my Windows 7 Ultimate CD in the CD drive, it doesn't always start from the CD. I realize that the reformatting is not always necessary, but I caught a few viruses (despite anti-virus running) and I need to start with a clean hard drive.
On Friday, January 9, 2015 14:30:32 + 0000, BlueKodak wrote:
How can I boot from the Windows 7 Installation CD so that I can reformat the hard drive before reinstalling Windows 7? I have already reinstalled Windows 7 from the CD, but that has not solved my problems. When I put the factory CD in my CD player, it won't always boot from the CD. When I put my Windows 7 Ultimate CD in the CD drive, it doesn't always start from the CD.
You must go into the BIOS and change the boot on CD order
How to get into your BIOS? It is not dependent on Windows, but on what he
motherboard/BIOS card that you have. In fact, you need access to the
BIOS before Windows begins to start. A common method is to press
the key delete when you turn on first, but this is not necessarily true
for your computer. Watch the display carefully when you start first;
There is often a message here to tell you what to do. If this is not the case, check
your system documentation or check with your provider.
Hi everyone, I can't get into my windows anymore and when I load the system, I get this error. It shows that I have an error ATA #0
Intel Boot Agent GE v1.2.31
Copyright (c) 1997-205. Intel Corporation
PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable of
PXE - M0F: Exit Intel Boot Agent.
Insert the diskette in the system in the driver.
Press a key when read...
I don't have the recovery CD anymore but I am trying to boot from the CD with a CD of Windows XP and I changed the priority to boot from CD first in the BIOS and it always displays this message... Help, please!
Enter the BIOS settings and set its default value. Then try to boot up your laptop and check what happens. Also try to boot from CD/DVD installations. If the problem continues, I'm afraid there is a hardware problem devices such as HDD and ODD are not visible to the BIOS settings.
I assume it can be due to faulty hardware or faulty controller on the motherboard.
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