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cant figure how to boot from disc?


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ARCTICWRATH

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Hi, after much help from a member with a possible virus I was advised to boot from disc and reinstall vista, I now have genuine vista disc but cant get it to boot from disc so that I can format my drive and hopefully kill this virus , the problem is that when in bios I can find the option to boot from disc , I know very little about pcs so look for your help, the machine I have is an old packard bell imedia 5090, I have tried lots of key inputs on start up but no success as of this time,, when I press f7 on start up I get the options, SELECT FIRSTBOOT DRIVE 1) Floppy 2) IDE-O 3) CD ROM 4) BBS-) ,,, I am selecting CD ROM but the PC just boots as normal onto my descktop

Edited by ARCTICWRATH, 20 October 2011 - 04:26 AM.

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phillpower2

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Hi ARCTICWRATH
Once you have changed the boot sequence to 1: CD ROM and 2: IDE-O you must save the new settings (normally by tapping F10) and then Y to accept the new settings.
If by chance the new settings are not saved there is a possibility that the CMOS battery has died and needs to be replaced (see .jpeg below).
Is the correct time and date displayed in the BIOS?


.jpeg courtesy of rshaffer61 :)
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ARCTICWRATH

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TY I did as you said but at first it did not work till I noticed some half hidden text just visible at the bottom of my screen saying press key to boot from disc, such a little thing cost me hours of frustration anyway I have now format my drive and reinstalled windows so if the problem continues I will know that the machine allready past its retirement age is defunk,, once again thanks for your help,,
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Thank you for the update ARCTICWRATH I am pleased that you are back up and running, posting your small oversight may save others hours of frustration in the future so well done for sharing :)
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yes , the text was half hidden so perhaps it will help someone in the future , once again ty you and the other member for you help
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You are welcome :)
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