Solved Why can't I reboot from CD drive.

May 11, 2016 at 11:44:28
Specs: PC
I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 from a disc. When I set system to boot from CD drive containing installation disc, I receive the error message: Client MAC ADDR...DHCP...
PXE E53: no boot filename received...
Then computer boots from hard drive.
Can anyone help me to resolve this problem?

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✔ Best Answer
May 13, 2016 at 17:14:16
"I have uploaded photos of all my bios boot options"
Thanks.
Have you tried the CD in another comp to check if it is bootable?

Another option I would try, is using a thumb drive. I have all my operating systems from W7 onwards on thumb drives.

After putting it on the thumb drive, leave it connected & reboot into the bios, then change the boot order.

Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Rufus_...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/
UEFI
Select the GPT partition scheme for UEFI computers.



#1
May 11, 2016 at 11:47:44
That setting is trying to boot from the NIC (Network Interface Card.) Either go into the BIOS and change the boot order, or pressing F12 (or similar depending on the model of the computer) will get you to a boot menu where you can select to boot from the CD/DVD drive.

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#2
May 11, 2016 at 11:52:03
Thanks for your advice. But I always do what you advise and receive the same error message.

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#3
May 11, 2016 at 15:53:41
Were you able to put the CD drive ahead of the others and if so did you get that message immediately or when booting up afterwards?

I agree with #1, it appears to be seeing a network card.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
May 11, 2016 at 17:33:49
Take photos of everything that shows in the boot section of the bios & upload.

Image Uploader ( I upload to Imgur.com for images & zippyshare for files. Neither need an account ) Give us the links please.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://zenden.ws/imageuploader_ru
How to use for images.
http://i.imgur.com/mWxzNlv.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ODCCcPf.gif
http://i.imgur.com/zalhLtW.gif
For other files.
http://i.imgur.com/FhtnM6c.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Wg3nZ4G.gif
http://i.imgur.com/txFkgpT.gif

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#5
May 12, 2016 at 07:16:22
Hello Derek,
After I had pressed F12 I was able to put the CD drive ahead of the others and the error message appeared when booting up afterwards.

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#6
May 12, 2016 at 07:18:48
Hello Johnw,
The Imgur shared link for the requested image is:
http://imgur.com/dKqTMSg
The direct link is:
http://i.imgur.com/dKqTMSg.jpg

Many Thanks

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#7
May 12, 2016 at 16:41:35
"The Imgur shared link for the requested image is"
Not what I asked for Gus61.

Go into the bios & disable PXE. You have it as your first boot option.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers...

Here is how to Enable, disable is the opposite.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us...

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#8
May 12, 2016 at 17:25:48
Very good find John.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
May 12, 2016 at 17:30:58
Thanks Derek. Gus61 should be right now.

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#10
May 13, 2016 at 15:16:26
I went into BIOS and there was no option to disable PXE. However, there was an option to disable LAN, which I did. I no longer get the PXE E53 error code, but my computer still boots from the hard drive, despite my setting it to boot from CD drive, which contains a Windows 8.1 installation disc.

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#11
May 13, 2016 at 15:19:21
"but my computer still boots from the hard drive"
Ok, now we need photos of all your boot options in the bios please.

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#12
May 13, 2016 at 16:44:19
I have uploaded photos of all my bios boot options.
The link is:http://imgur.com/a/94Hdm

Thanks for your advice and assistance.


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#13
May 13, 2016 at 17:14:16
✔ Best Answer
"I have uploaded photos of all my bios boot options"
Thanks.
Have you tried the CD in another comp to check if it is bootable?

Another option I would try, is using a thumb drive. I have all my operating systems from W7 onwards on thumb drives.

After putting it on the thumb drive, leave it connected & reboot into the bios, then change the boot order.

Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Rufus_...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/
UEFI
Select the GPT partition scheme for UEFI computers.


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#14
May 14, 2016 at 11:32:41
Your system only has 1GB RAM? Performance must be horrible.

All Windows disks since XP on are DVDs, not CDs. Are you sure your system has a DVD drive?


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#15
May 14, 2016 at 12:50:06
Interesting. In Boot Options it shows CD-ROM rather than CD/DVD-ROM so riider might be onto it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#16
May 14, 2016 at 16:36:19
I put the CD/DVD into another computer (MacBook Pro), probably wasn't a good idea due to it having a different operating system. The MacBook froze and it was difficult to retrieve the disc. The laptop PC (Toshiba) which I want to upgrade definitely is capable of utilising DVDs. Yes, the performance of the Toshiba laptop is rather slow. I'll have to attempt to increase the RAM.
I'm currently in the process of putting the software (Windows 8.1) on to a thumb drive as advised my Johhw. I'll let you know whether that resolves my installation problems...

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#17
May 14, 2016 at 16:39:51
"I'll let you know whether that resolves my installation problems..."
Ok, I'm online now.

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#18
May 14, 2016 at 17:21:11
"After putting it on the thumb drive, leave it connected & reboot into the bios, then change the boot order."
To the best of my knowledge I've created a bootable thumb drive, and gone into the bios.
But I don't understand how I can change the boot order so that my PC boots from the relevant USB port.
Please advise.

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#19
May 14, 2016 at 17:36:54
"But I don't understand how I can change the boot order so that my PC boots from the relevant USB port"
I have never seen a bios like yours.

"The laptop PC (Toshiba)"
Exact model please.

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#20
May 15, 2016 at 04:56:47
"Exact model please."
Machine type: Qosmio G30 - 161
Model no: PQG30E - 024024EN

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#21
May 15, 2016 at 06:44:14
Ok, your manual says use F12.
http://fs5.directupload.net/images/...

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#22
May 16, 2016 at 06:25:33
"Ok, your manual says use F12."
When I press F12 while booting up, I can select the hard drive, CD/DVD drive, and floppy disc drive, but not the USB port.

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#23
May 16, 2016 at 16:56:12
"but not the USB port"
Is the USB thumb drive plugged in?

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#24
May 16, 2016 at 17:30:37
"Is the USB thumb drive plugged in?"
Yes, it was plugged in.
Anyway, via PowerISO I created a bootable DVD, which enabled me to begin my upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. However, when I got to the section that asks Where do you want to install Windows? none of my drives were displayed. Please follow this link http://i.imgur.com/n9T3BzB.jpg for a photo of where I got stuck. I selected the "Load driver" and then browsed some folders the program offered me, but none of them worked. Please click on the following link http://i.imgur.com/8SPZF7u.jpg to see the folders I was offered. Please advise.

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#25
May 16, 2016 at 17:36:43
"I selected the "Load driver"
I have never had to click that.
How much longer are you staying online?

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#26
May 16, 2016 at 20:38:08
How to get a Command Prompt using Lazesoft. Unfortunatly, Lazesoft no longer has a website, so I have uploaded it here. You will need to burn it on a good computer & make the CD bootable.
http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/vFFXJ...
Screenshot ( SS )
http://i.imgur.com/c9viJO4.gif
http://fs5.directupload.net/images/...
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition video tutorial
https://vimeo.com/106789683

Once in Command Prompt, run Diskpart as per instructions below.
Googling got this link.
Windows 8.1 Clean install : We couldn’t find any drives. To get a storage driver, click Load Driver.
http://josefek.com/windows-8-1-clea...

Once Diskpart has finish, start your 8.1 install, make sure you Delete all the partitions.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/wi...


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#27
May 17, 2016 at 15:00:06
"How to get a Command Prompt..."
I followed your instructions carefully, but Diskpart didn't work for me.
I spoke to the manufacturers of my laptop (Toshiba) and they advised me to instal Windows 7 instead of Windows 8.1, because Windows 7 should perform better on my old laptop. I'll take their advice.
Thanks for all your efforts to resolve my problems.

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#28
May 17, 2016 at 16:22:11
"Windows 7 should perform better on my old laptop"
You will probably have update issues with W7.
MS have put them on their slowest servers, you will have somewhere between 200 - 300 updates to download, which can take days.

I have just updated an old comp ( not mine ) with XP on, to W7.

I did the updates using these.

Update pack - Simplix Pack to update Win7
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/th...
Current latest version. To get the next version on the 15th, just change the month on the link.
http://update7.simplix.info/UpdateP...

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

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#29
May 17, 2016 at 22:48:41
Another choice for doing W7 updates, once you have SP1 installed.

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Convenience Rollup, Closest Thing to Service Pack 2
http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...


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#30
May 18, 2016 at 05:49:32
"I did the updates using these"
Thanks for all the information and advice, which I'll follow.

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#31
May 18, 2016 at 07:00:55
Re #29

Looks interesting but the sub-links seem a bit iffy. This might be better:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#32
May 18, 2016 at 10:55:36
"Always pop back and let us know the outcome..."
I will do.
Many Thanks.

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#33
May 18, 2016 at 16:30:50
" This might be better:"
Thanks Derek.

"I will do.
Many Thanks"
Looks like you are up & running Gus61, congrats.


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