Question about IBM NetVista A40 PC Desktop
The machine was low-level formatted, and I need to have it boot up with a Microsoft XP install CD. However it won't recognize the CD-ROM at all. I switched drives with another functional machine, and eliminated the drive as the problem. I then switched the ribbon cable with another functional machine and eliminated the ribbon cable as the problem. I've checked the Startup Utility, at its configured as having a CD-ROM installed. Yet I can't seem to get it to work. Every time it boots up, it seems to ignore the drive and only look to the floppy for the operating system, and displays the basic "put floppy in drive and press F1" pictoral diagram. Any ideas why the machine won't see the CD-ROM drive and how to get this problem resolved? Thankx in advance!
No because the the arrows don't change the sequence nor does the plus or minus. i'm stuck.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
You have to change it in the bios, press F2 or DEL on startup depending on your bios type. The bios screen then will have second line of advanced bios settings, in here you need to select the cdrom as the first boot device, by using the up down arrows or pageup/down or '+or-' keys. Press ESC when cdrom selected and save settings when propmted. The system will re boot so ensure the cd is in the drive and press enter when prompted to start with cdrom.
Posted on Jan 29, 2007
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