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Solved How to get bios to see a cd to install Windows

January 20, 2021 at 11:44:38
Specs: None, AMD Ath. 64 x2 6
I just finished building a desktop, and want to install Windows. When the comp boots it asks for a bootable drive. Went into the bios, and it doesn't show the cd's
Tried to upload some pic, but won't Copy/Paste
Thanks
Nick

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#1
January 20, 2021 at 11:56:21
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You can't upload photos here. Upload to a host site and post a link.

Also be aware that this site basically closes in 12 days, so time is of the essence.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
January 20, 2021 at 12:35:03
Thank you, but that's beyond me. I'm over 80 and have to have my granddaughter dial my smartphone!!! :-) Where are "host" sites?
Thanks
Nick

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#3
January 20, 2021 at 12:38:20
Why are you closing??
Nick

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#4
January 20, 2021 at 13:33:14
Your site is published & live online:
https://nick100745.wixsite.com/website
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Got this far, and can't open a "blog Manager "?
To create and manage your own content, open the Blog Manager by hovering over your blog feed and clicking Manage. Here you can create, edit and delete posts and manage categories. You can also update your post settings and SEO, duplicate or draft posts, turn off commenting, or delete a post altogether by clicking Edit on each blog post.
Blog Feed??
Will end up taking it to a comp repair shop!!!

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#5
January 20, 2021 at 13:36:18
It's not that "we" are closing the site, the owner recently announced that traffic has dropped off significantly. Computing.net used to be the #1 computing site on the internet but traffic is down to just 2% of what it was 10 years ago. You can read about it here: https://www.computing.net/answers/t...

As for your problem - do you know how to enter the BIOS & change settings? Your boot order is probably misconfigured. What you'll have to do is change the order so that the CD drive is listed before the hard drive in the boot order. Make sure to save the change before you exit. You should then be able to boot from a disc.

If you post the make/model of the motherboard, one of us will dig up the manual & have a look at the BIOS section.


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#6
January 20, 2021 at 15:15:30
"Went into the bios, and it doesn't show the cd's"
Upload some photos to Imgur to show us what you are looking at. Give us the links.
https://i.imgur.com/

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#7
January 21, 2021 at 10:30:06
Thank you all. Someone pointed me to "Bleeping Computers" And I finally got it working, Will miss this site, came here quite often just to see others had similar problems, and learned a lot.
Thanks again
Nick

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