Hello! My laptop Thinkpad T21 doesn"t boot from CD rom despite I have set bios to change boot priority (from HD) to CD rom. I made the change in Bios and yet it boots from HD. What might be happening? How to make it boot from CDrom???
Hi! Thanks for your response! I needed to reinstall Windows and despite installation CD is bootable, CD driver functioning well and BIOS adjusted to boot from movable media (cdrom), I just couldn't make it boot from CD rom. What I did then was to start Windows normally, inserting Windows installation CD in the driver, go to START>RUN, browsing CD for SETUP file and then RUN/OK. Computer detected OS in HD and automatically restarted, booting from CD rom. Then I could proceed with installation. Thanks for your time, anyway! Cheers!
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Do you mean it won't pick the disc? If so, try
F10 it should also give you a boot menu if you don't see press any key to boot from cd... The other option is boot into BIOS and change your boot order. CD-ROM/DVD should be the 1st option.
Remove all usb flash drives or external hard drives connected to the laptop.
If no flash drives or external hard drives are present the you will need to reboot your system and press the delete key repeatedly until you get into the BIOS. Once in the BIOS you will need to locate boot disk priority. Set priority 1 to the laptop's main drive and priority 2 to the CD/DVD drive.
Now it should first try boot on your hard drive with your operating system on it. If after this you still get the unmountable boot volume error then your hard drive may be corrupt.
our user manual for the laptop should show a feature to boot from the cd or it usually on the laptop it self ( a function key ) that will let you boot from the CD. Go here/ follow the recovery instruction / save to flash drive . print out if needed .
here is the site instruction set:
copy/paste into URL or the address locator in browser. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4UFUYK
Just Put the XP CD, and restart your Notebook, the booting will start automatically, and will install the Windows.
If the Booting doesn't start, then you need to go to the Setup(BIOS) and set the CD-ROM to be the First Booting device, (This option is in the BIOS settings somewhere, it varies from vendor to vendor, but is somewhere under Boot-Menu or Booting Order).
when you turn on your pc there is normally something that says press whatever key for setup. press that key and then you would have to set the first boot or primary boot as cd and then save and restat the pc. please let me know if anything else is needed and i will be happy to help.