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I cannot chnge the boot sequence to the cd drive on an older computer. The BIOS only shows C and A.

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  • ptgroves May 26, 2009

    I cannot change the boot sequence on an older computer from A or C to the CD drive. The computer is several years old running Windows 95.

  • ptgroves May 27, 2009

    I cannot boot from the cd dive. The drive works perfectly well in all other modes, but I can't change the bios to boot from it. The computer is a Compudyne from the early nineties running Windows 95. I wish to donate the computer to charity thus, I need to clean the hard drive.

  • ptgroves May 27, 2009

    Refer to my previous statements/questions I can change the boot options between A&C but, I cannot shift it to boot from D which is the cd drive.
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Unless the cd rom is detected by bios, it wont show on computer. May be there is a boot sequence problem. make sure you have Hadrdisk on primary mode with jumper settings, and cd rom as the slave. Instructions should be printed on the harddisk and cd rom cover.


Try removing / disableing floppy drive.
try removing cmos battery to make sure any mistaken setting is causing this.

Please lat me know the update or the step , you can not do.

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Ok
when u power up the computer press "del" key then u got bios setup.

Then go to boot sequence then select c ..
then press "page up and down key so u cna set it .

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    kishor May 27, 2009

    first check in bios your cd rom is detected and if it is disable enable it in bios.

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Ensure the jumpers on the cd drive are set correctly and you need to ensure that the bios is detecting the cd drive - if not then try the cd drive on another computer and make sure that it actually works if so have you got a second CD drive to use ?

Also the power supply - is it powerful enough to power the cd drive, the hard drive etc ?

Also have you got the CD drive and hard drive connected the correct way around on the IDE cable ?

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Hi there,

You can change these setting by using page up and page down key.
Better if you tell me how old is the computer?

Thanks
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all-guru

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