Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
I have a computer i am not sure of what computer it is but i also have a windows xp recovery cd and i had to put a new hdd in it and tried to install windows vista but it would not load properly so i tried booting from the windows xp cd and it comes up with boot from cd but then it just loads past that so i created recovery cds on an emachines 4260uk and then loaded it onto the other computer and it created a recovery partition on the new hdd and then i went through the recovery procces and then after it had finished the recovery procces it restarted and just went to a black screen after loadin from the bios but i also tryd the windows xp cd on my emachines that works and it will not boot from it but when i put it in with windows running it loads fine and works fine i have checked all the cd drives and they work fine but i cant boot from cd still can you help me please
If you don't see the message on start up "Press any key to boot from cd" Then you need to change the boot order.
Start the PC and hit delete a number of times. This will take you into the bios screen. (Set up screen)
You will have a tab called "Boot Priority" or "Boot order". Make sure that CD/DVD drive has 1st priority. Save & exit & your done. Upon restart if you have a disc in the drive you will get the option to press any key to boot from CD/DVD. By default, most motherboards are set to boot from floppy & then Hard drive so in most cases you will need to enter setup & change the boot order.
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Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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