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Hp 530 cant boot from cd rom eventhough it works perfectly when on.cd drive is also not listed on bios

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HI,

There might be a problem with your cmos/bios setting. Try to set to defaults first.

the bios/cmos menu can be entered by pressing del or F2 or F10 keys during power on (before windows logo appears) depending what type of notebook.

find the boot devive or boot sequence,
select CDROM as the first boot ( or first line)
Save and reboot

good luck


Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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