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My CD/DVD does prompt me for a CD on boot up but...

it stays like that instead of moving on to my SSD.

I have an Asus UEFI. I can easily change the boot order.

Question: How do I get my computer to not stay in this endless loop waiting on a CD when it should just move on to the next drive? My old computer use to do that.

Thanks in advanced.
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  1. Remove the optical as a boot device, you can just take it off the list.
    Unless you're installing an OS, when are you ever booting from the optical?
  2. James Mason said:
    Remove the optical as a boot device, you can just take it off the list.
    Unless you're installing an OS, when are you ever booting from the optical?


    James, thanks for the reply. The idea is this:
    I wanted the ability to insert my recoverable cd into my dvd player in the event my ssd was to fail. So, my dvd would first check to see if there is a recoverable cd inserted and if not then my computer would check the next drive which would be my ssd which does have my OS.

    If I remove my dvd and just have only my ssd to operate my OS, then should my ssd ever fail then I would have no way of starting my OS nor of starting my BIOS/OEFI.

    Ray
  3. Best answer
    You should be able to remove the optical drive and in the event the SSD fails still spam the delete key to enter BIOS to enable the optical again...

    You should also be able to move the optical drive down the boot list and not get the annoying errors.

    BIOS is not stored on your hard drive, it's on the motherboards ROM.

    Keeping a bootable USB thumb drive laying around is never a bad idea either.
  4. If what you are saying is correct then I've been spinning my wheels. The way that I described it was the way it was done back in the 80's, maybe 90's. Wait, now that I think about it, what you've said does seem to make a lot sense. With that being said, I'm pretty much done with my upgrade.

    Thanks for the great advice and insight.
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