How do I boot up from an external dvd/cd-rom

May 26, 2011 at 10:52:47
Specs: Windows 7
drive? I'm trying to boot up using a copy of DBAN so that I can wipe out the hard drive on my old computer.

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#1
May 26, 2011 at 13:46:31
Can the old computer boot from the CD drive?

When the computer starts, pay close attention to the initial screen for the key used to access the BIOS (Setup).

Some of the keys used to grant access to the BIOS set up menu are: F1, F2, F10 or DEL

If, for example, the key is F2, press the key until the BIOS screen shows up.

Go to the Boot tab (or something similar), and make the appropriate changes to boot from CD. Make the CD drive #1 in the boot order.
Save the changes!!

Before exiting the BIOS, insert the CD in the appropriate drive.
Exit the BIOS.


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#2
May 26, 2011 at 16:50:43
Thanks a lot--it worked!

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#3
May 26, 2011 at 18:24:33
Glad to help!! :-)

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