I can't boot with CD/DVD

October 27, 2011 at 06:59:21
Specs: Windows XP, 2.266 GHz / 1015 MB
The problem is wired, my keyboard (USB) functions well when the system starts (and I can enter BIOS by pressing DEL key), but when it comes to the boot from CD screen I can't press anything. Again when it comes to OS selection menu I can't access the keyboard again. But when the computer starts, the keyboard works well.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS I CAN'T CHANGE MY OS.

Please help, help, help. This is my worst situation.

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#1
October 27, 2011 at 12:18:56
Make, model, type of PC?

Your BIOS could be password protected and you may have to unlock the BIOS to make changes, even though you can enter the BIOS.

If not, does your PC have a PS/2 port? try a PS/2 keyboard or another USB keyboard.

If your system appears to be healthy, you may want to try a BIOS update.

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#2
October 27, 2011 at 12:51:38
If your system appears to be healthy, you may want to try a BIOS update.

If the system appears healthy that is the very last thing you want to do. BIOS update should only ever be applied to solve a known problem. Never on the off chance that it might solve an unknown problem.

I would try a PS/2 keyboard. USB keyboard can be difficult until the USB drivers are loaded, Mine does that same so I have a PS/2 keyboard availalbe for when I deed to access the BIOS.

Stuart


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#3
October 28, 2011 at 08:01:58
RE: "...should only ever be applied to solve a known problem. Never on the off chance that it might solve an unknown problem."

I'd agree...but getting that information, on what an update fixes, with any available BIOS or other firmware updates is up to the end user to determine.

I would say, these days and newer hardware are better flash software are not like the days of old where BIOS's had to flashed with bootable floppy disks (now, that was scary).

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#4
October 28, 2011 at 08:59:34
I would say, these days and newer hardware are better flash software are not like the days of old where BIOS's had to flashed with bootable floppy disks (now, that was scary).

Still the best and safest way to do it, or a bookable CD if no floppy is available. Eliminates the possibility of a multi-tasking OS like windows interrupting the precess and screwing it all up.

Stuart


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