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I cant boot from the CD/DVD drive.

Despite selecting boot from cd-rom/dvd drive in the bios setup, saving changes and exiting, I cannot stop my laptop booting from the hard drive. I am trying to re-format and re-install the o/s from the recovery CD's (which I have saved to a DVD because the drive wont read CD's) in the hope that a fresh start might speed the old girl up.
Any suggetions would be appreciated.

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  • rderham Apr 21, 2008

    Thank you myob247 for your suggestion, in the end I resolved the problem after discovering that the bios had a restore utility which clears all data and restiores the O/S to its initial factory supplied state. Press F2 on boot up to enter the bios, check that the Acer [D2D Recovery] in [Main] is [Enabled] exit and then restart Press F2 again (as if to enter bios) then ALT F10 together to enter the recovery utility. Follow the instructions and you should end up with a fresh start.

  • Maveric1989 May 30, 2008

    Yeah my ACER Aspire 3680 Cd/DvD drive stop working a few months ago. I dont know if this solution wil work or if I need another.

  • Ron Ivy Aug 10, 2008

    bought averatec 5110h laptop (for parts) off ebay, no harddrive or operating system. fixed the bad dc power jack. bought new harddrive to install xp pro. system is set to boot to cd/dvd before harddrive, but it doesn't boot to the dvd drive. light comes on but will not boot. how can i install the operating system? i was given the recovery media with the laptop but it won't boot with those either. tried switching the dvd drive with one from a 6210 that i know works. no change. any suggestions? thanks.

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I have problem when i bot cd his never work
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Although this has been semi resolved I have a feeling that the DVD wasnt actually a Bootable DVD. This is something over and above what a normal DVD burn is.

You would need to do a copy CD within the likes of nero. Or Clone CD etc as this would copy over all the files / settings needed to boot from.

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Watch on the bottom of the screen when the PC is re-booting for a "Boot from CD" message, it may go by quickly, and hit any key to boot from the CD.




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    Glad to hear you worked it out.

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