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  • djfgbr Jan 15, 2009

    Dear cpenzes,

    Please see the communication I had with one of the members who was kindly trying to help me yesterday. Please let me know if any suggestion you have. Problem is not sorted out yet.


  • djfgbr Jan 15, 2009

    Dear cpenzes,

    Please see following the conversation between me and one of the members. I did lots of suggestions but no luck. Thanks for your help.


    'Boot from CD' does not work.

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    posted by djfgbr on Jan 14, 2009

    laptop shows a blue screen in booting process and suddenly restarts.
    Message in the blue screen: unmountable- boot- volume. I tried to boot
    from cd but seems the multibay does not recognise the cd and there is
    no other option in BIOS to boot from cd.

    Your help is most appreciated


    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    guys for the reply. I get to the bios by f10. there are only 2 options
    via hard d and via multibay. tried both no luck. also tried f8 for
    advanced windows options, not such option!!! safe mode stops in midway


    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    there are options like last worked configuration, safe mode, networking etc but no usb or cd boot stuff


    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    luck mumma_1, there are only 2 types of settings appearing (not with f1
    or 2), but with f10 and f8, no option as boot from cd. Does multibay
    mean a kind of boot from cd?? however, not recognises the cd though.
    can i erradicate OS and install in from scrach??


    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009only the windows, not floppy drive but usb port

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009hi, i tried delete button as well but no difference! i am sorry to be difficult

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009there is not such a option there. also the options for start from floppy diskett is inactive

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009as far as i know it does not have such partition but i am going to try

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    Dear mumma_1,

    so much for your time and help. The main issue is that all solutions
    require the laptop be able to boot up from cd. If I can sort this issue
    out then other solutions will work. I have to leave my desk now. Thank
    you again.



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    Posted by watcha523 on Jan 14, 2009Does the bios allow you to boot from floppy, or USB device.... have you tried to read the CD from another PC/Laptop?

    Solution #1
    posted on Jan 14, 2009


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    should definately be given the choice to boot from cd, when you press
    F2 to get into the bios and go to boot options, what boot options do
    you have?

    If you go into the bios you should have the choice to boot from ide
    (hard drive), cdrom, floppy disk, network (on some) and try other boot

    Are you going into the boot option in the bios by pressing F2.

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    you press f10 that gives booty options. Try pressing F2 when the
    computer boots and go into the bios to change the boot options.

    Give it a go

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    then then F2 is not the button for you. Some computers go to bios by
    pressing F1 or the delete key when you boot. Try both of these one at a
    time to get into the bios.

    If you have the last good known configuration screen up try choosing
    that option first. If no luck try what I said above. Boot your computer
    and keep pressing the delete button until you hear a beep, if that does
    not take you into the bios then reboot and try pressing the F1 key
    until you hear a beep. If the F2 does not take you into the bios then
    F1 or delete will

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009do you have the full version of windows and a floppy drive?

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009give me about 20 minutes I am just dishing up dinner and I will get back to you :)

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009just
    before I go for my dinner try booting and pressing the delete button to
    enter your bios, you have not said if you have tried that already or
    not, but i believe your model requires you to press the delete button
    to enter the bios

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009Okay
    so when you press f10 you say that takes you into the bios? If you do
    get to the bios from there do you have an option any where to load the
    fail safe settings? If you do try this

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009have you tried setting mulitibay as priority boot option 1?

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009

    look here for some ideas on correcting the problem,

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009does
    your laptop have a recovery partition? If it does you may be able to
    recover your drive to the factory default settings by pressing Alt and
    tap f10 continously until the recovery manger comes up when the
    computer first boots and the compaq screen appears

    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009
    if everything you have tried does not work then go to this link and it will take you to the hp support site with solutions to this error and how to prevent it from happening again.

    I hope I have been of some help
    Comment posted on Jan 14, 2009okay
    i hope you get it sorted, i know on one of my other computers i had to
    set all of the bios boot options to cd before it would actually pick
    the cd up to boot from, maybe you could try setting both options to
    multibay put your xp cd in and boot again.

    Let me know if you get it sorted!

  • djfgbr Jan 15, 2009

    f7 does not do anything. f8 takes me to advanced windows option which again does not have the option for boot from cd. on bios i have 3 options: multibay, hd bay and network bay.

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    k your trying to boot up with windows cd or system just won't boot.

    can you get into safemode by continuosly pressing f8 during a restart

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    please tell me more of the problem

    i gotta leave in 20 minutes but only be gone one hour



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Have you recently changed your memory
You can press f7 continuoasly while restarting
you should get an option in that for different boots
go to cd rom or cd/dvd boot
let me know how thta works
we'll try something else

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 15, 2009

    have you recently changed your memory
    You can press f7 continuoasly while restarting
    you should get an option in that for different boots
    go to cd rom or cd/dvd boot
    let me know how thta works
    we'll try something else



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