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Please try to insert another disk for testing. If nothing works then try to check with another DVD rom for testing. If the other DVD rom not working then this is registry of windows problem If other DVD rom works then your original DVD rom is faulty.
Hi Tony, Thanks for the details you have mentioned. The steps you have taken are correct and if the System/ hardware is ok, it should boot from CD Drive. Whenever i have faced such an issue, i always started afresh to check each hardware (CD, DVD, ROM, Hard Disk, Cables, Connections etc) and most of the times the issue was optical drive or CD/DVDs.
So, I recommend that make sure that the CD/DVD ROM is functioning properly. When the system is set to boot from CD/DVD, it must try to read CD/DVD after power on. It is indicated by spinning of the optical drive and blinking CD ROM LED. If there is a bootable CD in the drive, it should boot. You may try to boot the system through DOS bootable CD. Also, if you still have the OS on your system, you may check the CD ROM through windows.
Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
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first you should go into the bios and set the boot order to make the CD drive first. On that same screen you need to make sure that the CD drive has been enables as a boot device. If you haven't already tried it make sue the disk you are using is clean and actually a bootable disk.
Try an external DVD drive that you can connect to your USB port. The drive you have in the laptop either has a dirty laser lens, which you can carefully clean with a "Q" and alcohol, or the laser itself may be going out. The drive can be replaced.
You mentioned you have a cd-rom. If you can play movies (DVD) it is more likely a DVD drive instead of a cd-rom. CD-ROMs can only read data or music.
what have you tried?
does it spin when you put a disk in?
have you tried using a cleaning kit?
how old is your dvd cd drive, how much usuage have you given to it? you may need to consider replacing the item.
have you installed any virtual drives? I remember dealing with an issue semilar to one described due to a virtual drive that I had installed.
if possible check the datacable.
firmware is something that you may want to update, read carefully for instructions in the manufacturer website... no garanteed that will fix any hardware issue like a faultry track that may need to be lubed, a broken motor or a faulty/dirty lense.
Inside your DVD rom is two heads I believe they are diamond both do the same things which is to read them. The CD head is poked (Broken). Try cleaning it with the proper solution. If its no go then the latter I am afraid stands!.