unable to boot from CD/DVD drive or bios

October 23, 2009 at 16:07:29
Specs: Windows XP, 2 gigs

yea im running xp. i wanna install a new OS. but im unable to boot from my drives. icant even boot into bios. if i click the del button, nothing happens, someitme when i get to boot screen, and select an option, the thing just starts xp from my hDD>.

is there another way to get into bios or boot from cd?


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#1
October 23, 2009 at 17:34:53

There may be a windows or so called dos program that would allow you to edit your bios from within xp. I have only seen it on a few oem systems but might be a common applications. Search for one.

Otherwise you might try a ps/2 keyboard if using a usb one. Might be a stuck key but I doubt that.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
October 23, 2009 at 18:51:18

Is the XP cd a MicroSoft,restore or copy?

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#3
October 23, 2009 at 19:14:25

My guess would be a USB keyboard is in use and the BIOS is not set to boot from the CD first. As jefro suggested, try a PS/2 keyboard.

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#4
October 24, 2009 at 06:44:46

k guys

i got into bio, turns out it was one of the other buttons,
but now, the thing is, my bios is weird, its a 2001 laptop. so it doesnt have the ability to turn of lan boot or hdd boot,
i get some wierd error when i try booting from cd, its related to lan booting. but i cant turn it off.. and i cant install windows 7 while xp running because i only have a 20 gig hd..

anything i can do from here on?


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