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Laptop will not rebot from HD

Hi all. I reloaded winxp home from my cd having set the bios to boot from cd.Reinstallation was fine.Reset the bios to boot from HD but it does not reconize this as each time I try to reboot, it comes up with the cd screen and ask me to free F1.When I put in the xp cd it starts to reload xp or it open windows normally.How can I get it to open from HD at start up.The laptop is IBMThinkpad 600e.Yes it old.Ionly use it as a back up for my PC.
Many thanks,JAH

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  • jameshempton Jan 19, 2009

    Have now changed the boot order and all ia well.Many thanks for all your help .Regards JAH.UK

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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Here ya go check out this pic. @ bozape This is for both of you. I would hate for you to recommend this boot order to someone else



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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    or when you instslled windows and formatted the hard drive/created a partition did you set the partition to boot?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    sounds like when you changed the boot order back you may not have saved your settings in bios. The boot order should resemble something like this



    1. CD-Rom

    2. USB-Floppy (something)

    3. HDD


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Sorry but did you say all is working fine now? Was this the problem with the boot order?

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Check the boot order in the Bios
Must be:

HDD-0
CDROM
etc

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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