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Cannot BOOT from CD-ROM? EAsy...no..


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Cajetan

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Booting from CD-ROM simple right?
Changed the boot sequence in BIOS to boot from CD-ROM (1st device) but it always go through to windows. WHY??????
Have tried using the floppy and that works so i know the bios can be changed but why not boot from CD-ROM? The drive can be seen and accessed in win XP. Any ideas out there?

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Howdy:

So what are you trying to boot from the cd-rom with - XP cd; Win98SE cd, what??

Is the install cd an original or a copy you or someone made for you (different setup procedure) ??

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what i do to boot from CD is change all the boot devices to CD-rom, lol, it gets the job done
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Problem solved, IDE was not enabled in BIOS settings so although I changed the 1st (& 2nd & 3rd)boot device to CD-ROM, it wasn't working because BIOS didn't know there was a CDROM. Interesting that win XP could c it so I assume it was set up already. Thks anyway. :tazz:
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hey guys, im having the same problem

i bought a boot disk since i lost my original and im trying to make it boot to cd-rom but cd-rom is not an option on my bios screen..

btw, i have a sony vaio laptop, model# PGC-GRZ610

when i go to the boot menu, all i see is optical drive (#1), floppy disk drive (#2), hard drive (#3) and network (#4)..cd-rom is not available..how do i fix this?

any help would be great..

thanks
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