The problem i'm having is i don't understand how to boot my cd from the bios and i am in a mess right now. I hate to do the wrong thing then i will have my hands full! If you could help me i would really appreciate it. I start back to school the 15th and i up in the air.
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Re: trying to get cd to boot from bios
If you know how to go to your motherboard's BIOS, look for BOOT, then BOOT sequence or BOOT priority, disable the others then set your CD ROM to be on top (much like making it the 1st in priority) then save the settings after that shut the computer down then put the CD in, your CD will not BOOT first.
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1) You can set your boot options in your bios, watch as you laptop boots, you should see something like "Hit F2 to enter setup". Hit F2, select boot options then choose to boot from CD, HDD or external drive. Take care because you don't want to mess up your Bios. So read the screen carefully before changing anything. When you're happy, select save and exit then reboot, you should then boot from the device of choice in the order of choice.
2) Windows boot options, windows has several options for booting from, including safe mode. To do this, hit F8 several times while the laptop is booting, you should come to a screen with the several options on offer.
There are several things you can do to boot a PC/ laptop please follow the instructions
1. In most pc's and laptops when its booting it will show list of options for example see the below picture now you can see on the top right there are some options given in this case pressing F12 will take you to another menu in which you can select your boot device CD/USB
2. You need to enter BIOS menu of your PC/Laptop and change the boot order
If you don't understand please post your laptops brand and model ia. we can help u
First Option: When the machine boots up, watch for instructions such as "Press to enter setup, bios, configuration, ect." Within the BIOS setup should be an option to disable to onboard video. This can usually be found within an Integrated Chipset Features section or a Video section depending on your BIOS. Be careful though, messing with settings that you don't understand can affect your computer negatively.
Second Option: Assuming you're disabling the onboard video because you have installed a video card, access the device manager by right-clicking "My Computer" and click Manage. Select the Device Manager on the navigation pane on the left, then expand the Display Adapters section. Right-click on your onboard graphics adapter and then click Disable and you're done!
this is either the hdd failed for good..or it has something wrong plugged..or is just not seen cause it has some changes in bios... just go to bios...restore to factory optimal defaults ...and try again ...be sure that you change the boot order after defaulting bios settings ..in such way to boot from cd first ...after that try again ...it may be a sata hdd and it is not seen cause it is not set right in bios.. if this not working ..remove the hdd and have it checked in another computer ...even a desktop if you find and adapter ..to see if it is still working ....
try ubuntu which is a good version of linux,search on google..Now if you really want to install another o/s then you need to change BIOS setting to boot from cd first on start up screen.For most pcs it;s normally a delete or F2 button but hace a look at boot up it will say something like press del or F2 to change...
Sort of obvious (judging by the stuff you tried) but, Did you try going into the BIOS setup and making sure the hard disk is the first boot device? (if its lower than something else, say a windows hard disk, it'll load windows instead, etc.) If not something is wrong with your linux boot file, and the BIOS can't read/understand it, try reloading linux onto the hard disk.
Hello, Follow the instruction: Press power button and enter BIOS menu. (Bios menu: while PC make sound beep press button "delete") You can see there BIOS menu. (Be carefully, don`t change anything if you can`t understand something) You have to find there general settings and in general settings you will see boot button. There will be many boot buttons, but your settings must be that: First boot: FDD (do not change it) Second boot: HDD (do not change it) Third boot: CDROM (if it is not, change it to CDROM or DVD/CDROM)
Your Sony CD-RW is an ATAPI CD-ROM for the purpose of your BIOS. Without you specifying the motherboard brand and model, it is hard to tell you what your issue could be.
Nearly all PC motherboards made after 1995 will allow you to boot from the CD. Enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing, during POST, <DEL> or <CTR>-S (Gateway), <F1> or <F2> and look for boot sequence. Some MB's have a boot sequence key you can press to select the boot device for that boot instance only.
If you are trying to say that you have an ATAPI CD-ROM and the Sony CD-RW, then check your master/slave/cable select jumper settings on the device. Each IDE channel can have at most one master and one slave.
Go inside to your BIOS menu then set the BOOT sequence to CD as the first boot so when your PC with the operating system installation disk inside it will load the installation wizard.
Good luck hope that helps........