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BOOTING FROM CD ROM DRIVE

I WANT TO BOOT FROM CD ROM DRIVE IN MY COMPAQ ARMADA 7400 LAPTOP TO ENABLE ME LOAD WINDOWS XP ,MY CD ROM IS IN THE DRIVE ALREADY AND I DONT KNOW THE KEY TO PRESS ON MY KEYBOARD.

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D:/SETUP

don't forget the colon after D

if this does not work, then try typing:

E:/SETUP

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NTLDR compressed on a Compaq Presario SR105CL cant enter bios to set to boot


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Which operating system ?

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS. Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT.32 New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS. Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD ROM First verify that no Floppy Diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette. b> Note: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras, ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer. If you are attempting to BOOT from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files or is corrupt. If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive. Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt. Press any key to boot from the CD

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NTLDR is missing


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  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file..
  5. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  6. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  7. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  8. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
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Computer is booting from a non-bootable source

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable CD-ROM. First verify that no CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a CD.

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How to Install WinXp in Vista Platform


There is very simple procedure.
  • 1st restart your Laptop and enter in bios setup with the help of F2 key or F1 or Del key.
  • After entering in BIOS setup change the Boot order or Boot sequence.
  • Select the booting device 1st boot from CD Rom.
  • Save the setting.
  • Insert windows XP Cd in CD Rom.
  • Now Computer start from CD Rom.
  • You follow the instruction and install the windows.
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Wireless card for compaq armando 7400 laptop


Any wireless card (PCMCIA slot or USB) will do provided a Windows 2000 driver is available for it. Unlike Windows XP and Vista where a built in wireless manager for the OS can be used, you must use the wireless manager that comes with the driver cd for your card. As for wireless type, Get either WIreless G or N. You can use Wireless B, but you get better range and throughput with G or N.

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Drivers and utilities


Download compaq armada 7400:
File name: compaq-armada-7400-driver.2.5.3.zip
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How to install operating system on laptop with now cd-rom drive or floppy


Did you change the '1st boot' drive to the optical drive?
If you haven't, you need to enter the BIOS setup and change from C: to whatever your optical drive is named and then change it back once the operating system is installed on the C: drive.  

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Non-system disk or disk error


Is you cd-rom drive shot - are you trying to boot up your computer through an xp or windows cd? If it is, it's not going to recognize and boot up. You'd be best getting a new drive - look around for someone with a Compaq Evo 800cp. They have the same exact cd-rom drive. Here are your compatible cd-rom devices:
TEAC DW-224E-A
or a Compaq DVD-ROM DRN-8080B
otherwise try a HP SD-C2612. I have these three drives. They all work really well.

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Notebook won't book from CD


could you start setup from windows? if you can, do that. but the not booting from CD problem, it might just be the cd cause that's happened to me where certain cd's won't boot.

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Boot cd-rom type:cd-rom/non-emulation booting


No, it's because Microsoft changed the way boot CDs work with SP2. You need an old CD (Windows XP SP1). I had the same problem here, notebook without floppy, it won't boot from the newer XP version CDs (SP2 or SP3) - but an old SP1 CD works!
(Those were all original Microsoft CDs, and the SP2 / SP3 CDs boot just fine on several other PCs I tested. It's just that some old hardware has a problem with the boot mode used on newer Windows CDs.)

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Boot sequence problem


try booting to DOS screen only by inserting a boot-able floppy disc (I use Win ME disc at this point although my system is also Win XP). Then select "boot with CD-ROM driver". It will detect your CDROM drive and assign a letter. Now insert the CD and boot from there. I have done this sequence many times with no problems.

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