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Take one bootable windows cd rom , insert the cd rom in cd rom drive, restart your Laptop , go to bios setup and select boot from cd rom after then save and exit . your Laptop will boot from cd rom . it will take some time , when you will see action prompt , select R ( if your bootable windows cd rom is SP2 ) , select D ( if your bootable windows cd rom is SP3) . if you select R you will be prompt repair consoul , format C:\ then instal windows SP2 . if you select D , you will be prompt delite partition , delite partition C:\ after then select C to creat partition and install windows SP3. either of one windows install like that and problem will be solved. n.b. if you don,t have cd rom drive pls collect USB cd rom drive.
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.
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First Make sure your cd/dvd rom detected in bios. For that First open cpu cabinet refix power cable and ide cable to harddisk. Then check your bootable recovery disk and cd/dvd rom working fine. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios . Then go to boot option and set first boot device as your cd/dvd rom then save settings and exit. Then it boot with disk . If still not boot then there may be some issue with cd/dvd rom or bootable disk. Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks.
The CMOS cell is sited on motherbord.
Open your cpu cabinet then you find 1 square motherbord chipset .there is 1 round cell it is called cmos cell.
If you want to reset all settings of motherbord pull it for 10 minutes then all settings are defaults automatic.
Then if you wan't to boot your computer with cd rom .
Then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot option set first boot device as your cd- rom .Then save all settings and exit.
Make sure your cd rom is detected proeprly in bios .
Then put your bootable disk in cd rom so you can boot computer with cd rom.
its not the hard drive my frined, its the boot loader it has been deleted or it has been compressed the only way to fix this is to use the recovery cd you have, to boot from cd-rom you need to go into bios which is usualy F2 or F5 key, then under boot manager or somthing is the primary and secondary boot, change the primary to CD-ROM, then save it and restart then it should boot from cd-rom then you have do a start-up recovery.
it could be an issue with the IDE controller detecting your CD-ROM have it replaced. this issue happens not only on Acer but on other brands too. It could be because Laptop CD-ROM's are not built tought like Desktop CD-ROM's.
Your Sony CD-RW is an ATAPI CD-ROM for the purpose of your BIOS. Without you specifying the motherboard brand and model, it is hard to tell you what your issue could be.
Nearly all PC motherboards made after 1995 will allow you to boot from the CD. Enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing, during POST, <DEL> or <CTR>-S (Gateway), <F1> or <F2> and look for boot sequence. Some MB's have a boot sequence key you can press to select the boot device for that boot instance only.
If you are trying to say that you have an ATAPI CD-ROM and the Sony CD-RW, then check your master/slave/cable select jumper settings on the device. Each IDE channel can have at most one master and one slave.
Try using an external CD drive. Some machines will allow you to boot from an external and some won't. If yours does and the external will boot from the CD, then your CD drive is bad. Usually it's the optical eye that goes out on these, unfortunately you have to replace the whole thing.
You should set the first boot to redirect to the cd ROM boot.
Go to the bios setup by pressing " F2" or "DElete" and first boot.
In there find the boot sequence or boot order something like that and set it to cd rom (pls follow the screen instruction when selecting some option) . after selecting the boot order press "F10" to save and exit.
some PC you can select by pressing "F9" and the first boot and you will be directed to the boot selection automatically.
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Typically these drives don't need an extra driver, as windows detects them automatically. The first thing I'd recommend trying is to right click it's entry with the exclamation mark and uninstall it. Once uninstalled, reboot the pc. It should install correctly then. If it doesn't, there may be an issue with the IDE controller it's connected to (usually a bios setting determining raid/ide mode).