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Go into BIOS Setup, and in Boot Order, change the first boot device to CDROM.
To go into BIOS Setup you start tapping either the DELete key, or the F2 key, ->Right After you see the eMachines logo. If you miss this window of opportunity, simple press the CTRL, ALT, and DELete keys, At The ->Same Time.
This will restart your computer. Try again.
If you try the DELete key, and this wasn't the proper key, then use the above, restart your computer, and press the F2 key -> As Soon As You See the eMachines logo.
In the BIOS Setup main menu, look across the top for Boot Options. You cannot use your mouse to navigate around in BIOS Setup, you have to use your keyboard. Press the Right Arrow key to highlight Boot Options, then press the Enter key.
Your BIOS Setup may be different for this model. You may have to go down to Advanced BIOS Settings, in the main menu, and highlight it. Use the Down Arrow key to highlight Advanced BIOS Settings, then press the Enter key.
In the Advanced BIOS Settings sub-menu, look down the list for ->Boot Options. Use the Down Arrow key, and highlight it, then press the Enter key.
In the Boot Options sub-menu, you will see a list of boot devices. Floppy Disk drive, CDROM, HDD, (HarDDrive, or really -> HarDDisk), and perhaps a fourth one.
Use the Down Arrow key and highlight ->CDROM. Look down at the bottom of this menu, and see what the Navigation keys are. It won't state -> Navigation Guide, but that's what it is. You want the -> Change Value, keys.
It may be +/-, or Page Up/Page Down. (Plus + key, or Minus - key)
Using the Change Value key, move CDROM to the top of the list. (You have to hold the Shift key down in order to use the + key)
You may have to highlight the device on top of CDROM, and change value of it, in order to get CDROM to come to the top. Keep moving the boot devices, until CDROM is at the top of the list.
After CDROM is at the top, press the Enter key.
Now press the F10 key to save the changes you made. Now press the y key, and then the Enter key.
If you do not press the F10 key, and then the y key, it will be like you have done Nothing at all!
You haven't saved changes.
You may also have the words -> YES, and NO listed, instead of the Y key. (It's shown as a capital Y for clarity. Press the y key. Do Not hold the shift key down, and press the y key)
You can either use the appropriate side arrow key to highlight -> Yes, or just press the y key.
Now press the Enter key. Your computer will restart.
Your computer will now look in your CDROM drive for a boot disk. (It can be a CD drive, CD burner drive, or DVD drive, or burner)
IF, you do not have the Windows XP disk in your optical drive, or IF you did not get it in your optical drive before the computer booted up, don't sweat it.
Just make sure the disk is in the drive, and then press the CTRL, ALT, and DELete keys,
AT THE SAME TIME. Your computer will restart.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
That's because the MB has a CMOS setting from the HD you removed and boot sequesnce needs to be reset.
Now assuming you've mounted the new HD all you have to do is on initial power bootup sequence press DEL to get to select the drive sequence for the CD.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
You must go into bios and set boot priority to CD rom as your first boot device. Disable all others (hard drive, floppy, etc). Also disable search other devices (if in your bios). Save and exit.
Now you can boot from the CD. Remember to set hard disc as your first priority after xp shuts down during installation for the first time.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
Is the CD drive recognized in the BIOS?
If its not then i am assuming that you have bought a ATA/IDE drive (not SATA), if you have make sure that the jumpers are in the right positions like this >>>>>>>>
It will be the same with the CD/DVD drive also.
Set the hard drive to master and the CD drive to slave (if they are on the same IDE cable), restart the machine and try to install windows again.
Don't forget to set the CD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS so the computer boots from the CD.
Please post back if you need anymore help.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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 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.
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
Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.
If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options
are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be
booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on
the CD-ROM drive.
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