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My HDD was replaced under warranty by Acer and it seems the Disc2Disc recovery system is not present so to restore the O/S I tried booting from CD ROM with the BIOS sequence set to CD ROM first boot using the supplied System CD. It does not boot this way. I noticed that in the F12 boot menu CD ROM boot is not listed. It does appear to boot from floppy or network. Any ideas?

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  • Mech 1 Nov 28, 2007

    I have looked at BIOS configuration utility./boot and the following are displayed.

    + Hard Drive

    ! CD ROM



    Does the exclamation mark suggest the CD ROM boot is not available?

  • Mech 1 Nov 28, 2007

    Fixed it. I went back into the BIOS\boot and highlighted ! CD ROM, then pressed Shift+1 which removed the exclamation mark. My PC now boots from CD ROM. I think Acer disabled this facility because I have never altered the BIOS before.

  • Mech 1 Nov 28, 2007

    How risky is this BIOS flashing? Acer warned me I risk damaging the main-board if it goes wrong. Is booting from a floppy risk free?



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Check in the device manager if ur cd drive is listed there or not, if not then u need to install the cd driver u canget the drivers and tthe firmware on the manufacturers website.

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In the BIOS are you able to "discover" the CD-ROM device? There should be a way such that you can specify what devices are connected to the system.

The BIOS version should recognize what devices are attached to the system.

You may need to "flash" (upgrade) the BIOS. Now a days, BIOS upgrades are available on the manufacturer's website.

Hope this helps :) Kindly leave a rating. Thanks..

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

  • Mrunal Mody Nov 28, 2007

    Follow this link and select your product.

    It seems that I can't upload the BIOS file for you to download.

    The download is listed as Flash BIOS v1.12.

    After you download it, save the file to a floppy disk and boot from the floppy. You will be prompted to confirm the flashing.

  • Mrunal Mody Nov 28, 2007

    It's like the cliche, "Why fix it if it works". If there is an upgrade in the future, then it's recommended to flash the BIOS.

    Congrats :)



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or if you have windows cd, you can install it from cd and find the driver from

good luck

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