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IBM Thinkpad T21 doesn't boot from CD-rom

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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???

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Check the following:

1 make sure that the cdrom is okay. if not sure then try cleaning the cdrom lense which can be found in the cd tray,

2 make sure that the cd disc you are trying is a bootable one

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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!

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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