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Follow below steps
1. Shutdown the computer and connect the DVD RAM burner.
2. Switch on the computer.
3. Before the boot menu, press Esc. You will reach the BIOS.
4. Navigate through the BIOS GUI to find the newly connected DVD Burner.
5. Insert the bootable DVD into that drive.
6. Change the boot order options in BIOS, so that the computer will first searches for DVD Drive before reading Hard drive
7. Save and exit the BIOS to restart the computer.
Now the computer boots from the bootable DVD inserted in the drive
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How to create a bootable Windows USB drive.
A common use of a bootable USB flash drive is to use it to boot into Windows. Booting from removable media such as a USB drive allows you to perform diagnostics on a computer that is having trouble booting from the hard drive. You can also use the flash drive to install Windows, instead of using the Windows installation CD.
This guide will outline making a bootable USB flash drive with Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Before we begin, it is important to note that the computer you want to use your bootable USB drive must be able to use a USB drive as a boot device. Most computers built since Windows Vista was released are capable of booting to a USB device. Prior to the Windows Vista time frame, it is hit or miss with motherboards.
To determine if a computer is capable of booting to a USB device, access the computer's BIOS and check the bootable device list. If a USB device is listed, set the USB drive to be the first boot device. If you do not see a USB device in the list of bootable devices, your BIOS is not capable of booting to a USB device.
Note: You may need to have your USB flash drive plugged in when you access the BIOS).
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
To make a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to have Windows Vista or 7 installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have a flash drive of at least 4 GB in size, to store all the necessary files.
Tip: Before you start, plug in the USB drive and backup any files you have stored on the USB drive. The drive will be formatted during this process and all files on it will be deleted.
Note: You need to have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD for these instructions to be successful.
1. Open an elevated Windows command line window by clicking Start, typing in cmd in the search text field, then pressing CTRL + Shift + Enter on your keyboard (at the same time). You can also access this by navigating to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click with your mouse on the Command Prompt menu item and select Run as Administrator.
2. At the command prompt, type cd c:\windows\system32 to change the directory to the Windows system32 directory. Ensure your USB drive is plugged in, type DISKPART, then press Enter. Type LIST DISK and press Enter.
3. You will see a listing of the disk drives connected to your computer. Find the disk number of your USB drive and type SELECT DISK [USB disk #], where "[USB disk #]" is the disk # for your USB drive. It should now state that your USB drive is the selected disk. If you're not sure what disk is the USB disk, eject the USB drive, perform step number 2 again, connect the USB drive again, and compare the results. Usually the USB drive will be the last drive.
4. Type in the following commands, one by one, pressing Enter after each command.
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
(may take a couple minutes, depending on the USB drive size)
Keep the command prompt window open, but you can minimize it for a little bit.
5. You will now need your Windows Vista or 7 Installation DVD. Put the DVD in your computer's DVD drive. Open up My Computer and note which drive letter is assigned to your DVD Drive and your USB flash drive.
6. Go back to the command prompt window and type in D: CD BOOT (substitute your DVD drive letter for "D:", if necessary) and press Enter. Type CD BOOT again and press Enter. Lastly, type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: (substitute your USB flash drive letter for "H:", if necessary) and press Enter.
7. The last step is to copy the entire contents of the Windows DVD to your USB flash drive. To do this, in the My Computer window (opened in step 5 above), right-click on the DVD drive and select Open to view the contents of the DVD. Copy all the files and folders on the DVD to the USB flash drive.
Your USB flash drive is now set up to be a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or 7. How to or can boot from CD or DVD
get yourself a USB dvdplayer and a proper installation dvd for windows. hold f2 while booting, set in the bios the boot device in any order, as long as your usb DVD device is on top, its first priority to lad this because thats where you want to install windows from,.. press f10 save the new settings and reboot. after rebooitingthe dvd drive should start windows installation and you will be ready to go soon again! Good luck!
You can boot and setup windows using either of the following ways:
a) If you have a boot able CD/DVD of Windows, then go to your BIOS setup and set CD/DVD as your First Boot Device and then save setting and exit. Place the CD/DVD of windows in your CD/DVD Rom and setup shall start.
b) If you don't have a boot able CD and have a backup on your hard disk or any place else, then you can create a Boot able USB easily. Follow the link below for getting a free utility and how to create a disk like it.
Windows 7 installer is not a CD it is a DVD installer. Cd drive can not read a dvdrom (dvdr or dvdr/w). You must have DVDrom drive to install the windows 7 installer. Here is the video tutorial on how to install windows 7 have a nice a day!
to install OS in laptop,its like to install OS to PC. 1.Set up Bios <with pres key "Delete" or "F1" or "F2">Booting Priority (chose Boot from CD/DVD Room). 2.Save and exit (with pres "F10") 3.Wait until text > "Pres any key for Boot from CD/DVD..." you pres any key before the text disapear. 4.and follow the instruction...
It's very possible that while you were swapping out the dvd-rom you in bumped other data cables & power cables to other devices, just enough to cause the bios not to see them. Re-check all connectors & power cables. Start the system. Still no windows? Enter the bios make sure your devices are showing up. Like your hard drive floppy & dvd-rom. If you have to pull the cables off & reconnect them.