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Cannot boot from cd rom on compaq evo d310v, i have lost all disks but have the product key if it makes a difference. So what i wanted to do was wipe the hard drive with dariks boot and nook then inst

I have lost all disks but have the product key if it makes a difference. So what i wanted to do was wipe the hard drive with dariks boot and nook then install windows 7, which i in theroy should be able to do if it would boot from the cd rom. I have went into the bios and ensured the order has cdrom first. I have a headache with this problem i need it to boot from cd first any help would be great

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Posted on Apr 21, 2013

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  • ricardo cafolla Apr 21, 2013

    Hi Brian, main problem is does not matter what disk I put in cd rom as it refuses to boot from cd rom even though order is correct in bios

  • ricardo cafolla Apr 21, 2013

    Have tried the Xp repair disk I downloaded but same issue

  • ricardo cafolla Apr 21, 2013

    Ps also copied Xp recovery onto USB, ensured bios boot order was correct but still going straight to hard drive

  • ricardo cafolla Apr 21, 2013

    Ps current system is Xp ...I am looking to 'boot and nuke' hard drive then install win 7 but cannot get it to boot from cd for either even though bios boot order correct

  • ricardo cafolla Apr 22, 2013

    Thought of a possible solution ....I'm still new to this so I may be way out .. If I was to use a sata to IDE adaptor so I could plug this drive into another computer that I know recognises the cd rom first would this make a difference or will I get the same problem ?



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