Hello, I'm trying to boot a live-CD OS from a cd drive. The live-cd works on another computer and the CD drive works.
The bios was setup to boot first from CD drive, then from floppy, then from hard disk. I checked and found that the current bios is the most recent available for this machine.
Somehow, the computer ignores the bios order and looks for an OS on the hard disk. It gives a boot error ''operating system not found'' if 1- no hard drive is present 2- an unformatted hard drive is present (detected in the bios).
If I place a formatted hard disk with XP in the computer, it goes straight to the OS, ignoring the boot order in the bios - thus not even attempting to read the cd-rom boot disk.
Any ideas on how to get it to boot from the cd-drive?
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if you haven't got a good back up, external to the hard drive, it may be too late
dead hard drives are mostly un recoverable
take it to a computer repair shop to make sure that it is not a boot problem
if the hard drive is failing, replace it with a solid state hard drive that has no spinning discs to fail
Does it actually have a wireless network adapter? Check the network adapter settings. Does it show both LAN and wireless? If it does you may need to use one of the Function keys to launch the interface to turn on the wireless.
check that all removable media is removed from computer, flash drives etc,if this message still appears the reinstall your os, there are several reasons for this error. You may have to replace your hard drive if that is the issue- you would know because after reinstall (if it makes it thru it) it will only crash again, this is much too big of a subject to sum it all up here and now, good luck... more questions just ask
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