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How to change the boot option in IBM 6578-PBU desktop

Hi, I tried to install the Windows XP in IBM 6578-PBU but i couldnt find the options to change the first boot device to CDROM. I have tried F1 key, Del key, F2 key but nothing works. Now, by default, the boot options is floppy drive, network and then harddrive. If anybody can help me out, please let me know. Thanks

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  • zinx Aug 26, 2007

    Thank your for your suggestions. I did not get the key to enter the Bios settings in this machine. please let me know the key to press to enter the bios settings where i can change the boot options.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    ANTES ENTRABA AL SETUP CON CRTOL+S AHORA AL INICIO DIGITO CRTOL+S Y ENTRA A ALGO PARECIDO UNA PANTALLA AZUL CON SOLO 4 ITEMP, (PARA CAMBIAR DE ENCENDER LA PC POR RED), Y 3 COSAS MAS....

    PERO NO APARECE MAS CONFIGURAR DISCO, HORA FECHA Y TODO ESO DEL SETUP

    NO SE QUE PASO...

    GRACIAS

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    ANTES ENTRABA AL SETUP CON CRTOL+S AHORA AL INICIO DIGITO CRTOL+S Y ENTRA A ALGO PARECIDO UNA PANTALLA AZUL CON SOLO 4 ITEMP, (PARA CAMBIAR DE ENCENDER LA PC POR RED), Y 3 COSAS MAS....

    PERO NO APARECE MAS CONFIGURAR DISCO, HORA FECHA Y TODO ESO DEL SETUP

    NO SE QUE PASO...

    GRACIAS

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    i can't change the boot in bios ibm netvista

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I searched for hours for a solution to this. Here it is:

1). Restart your computer, NOT using ctrl - alt - del
2). Press F1 when guided to.
3). When you get into the config menu, select Start Options, then hit enter twice.

There are all the options you need! Cool, huh?

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Hi,

I tried to install the Windows XP in IBM 6578-PBU but i couldnt find the options to change the first boot device to CDROM. I have tried F1 key, Del key, F2 key but nothing works. Now, by default, the boot options is floppy drive, network and then harddrive. If anybody can help me out, please let me know.

Thanks

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If you dont get the option by using the page up/down, or =/- keys or up/down keys when in the bios to alter the first boot device, then your pc was built using the old bios settings in the days before cdrom support was used to install operating systems.

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If i`m not wron try (crlt+) alt+s on startup

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Turn the computer on. Keep your eyes glued to the bottom of the monitor screen. This usually comes by fast, so keep your eyes peeled.

When the computer manufacturer logo screen comes up, look for the -> enter CMOS Setup, or enter BIOS Setup, <- key to press.

Write it down.
If Windows loads on your computer, allow it to load, and run for a few minutes.
Turn the computer off normally.
WAIT 20 seconds, or so; then turn the computer back on.

AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the enter BIOS Setup key. (Or enter CMOS key)
Tap in 2 second intervals.

If you hear beeps ignore them. They are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is you that is doing it.

Once you get into BIOS. look for Boot Options.
In Boot Options set the first boot device to CDROM.

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom

REMEMBER, you have to Save Changes, or it will be like you have done nothing at all.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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My window xp is corrept what to do


Don't worry it is very easy to fix it.
Let's get started!

Step 1: Rule out hardware issues. Windows Repair will only fix software problems. Hardware issues can also cause boot problems (i.e. bad hard drive, memory, CPU, or power supply).

Step 2: Backup. It's always a good idea to backup your important data before making changes to Windows XP. Relax, if you follow these instructions your data will be perfectly safe.

Step 3: Boot from your Windows XP CD. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD. Can't boot from your CD? Please see the note at the bottom of this page (Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD).

Step 4: A blue screen will appear and begin loading Windows XP Setup from the CD.

Note: RAID/SCSI/Unsupported UDMA users:
You will be prompted to "press F6 to install any third party SCSI or RAID drivers". Most users will not have to press F6, but if you are running RAID, SCSI or unsupported UDMA controllers, then you will have to have your controller drivers on a floppy disk. If you are unsure whether you have RAID/SCSI, then simply let the CD load without pressing F6.

When completed loading files, you will be presented with the following "Windows Setup" screen, and your first option. Select "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER". DO NOT select Recovery Console.

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When presented with the screen below. press the F8 key to continue.

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Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation, or install a fresh copy of Windows XP.

If no installations are found, then you will not be given the option to repair. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too corrupted.

Note: If you install a fresh copy, all data on that partition will be lost!

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Your almost finished! Windows XP will appear to be installing itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and settings. Just follow the prompts, and have your CD-KEY ready if needed.

Do you have more than one system, or lost your CD-KEY? Visit the keyfinder page to retrieve your CD-KEY.

Update: Due to the proliferation of the Blaster and Welchia Worm/Virus be aware that a Repair Install will leave your system vulnerable. You can get infected within seconds. Do not go on line until you have enabled XP's firewall first.

Remember to run Windows Update! (install critical updates first)

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Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD

Many computers are not configured to boot from the CDROM. If you cannot boot from the CDROM, this is probably due to the boot order of your devices being incorrect. You can change this in the BIOS.

You enter the BIOS from the first screen you see when you turn your computer on. To enter your BIOS, most users here will press the DEL key.

Most Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2.

Compaq users will usually have to press F10.

IBM typically uses F1 or F2.

Other brands may have different keys to press to enter setup, F1, F2, Del, Tab and CTRL+S. If possible see the manual for your computer or motherboard. Also, the BIOS will usually display which button to press to "enter setup" during POST (if it flashes by too fast, press the Pause key).

When you enter the BIOS setup, you need to change the boot order. The CDROM should be setup before the Hard Drive. Each BIOS is different, but here is an example:

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