How To Boot a CD-ROM

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how do you boot a cd-rom?
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    "smellae" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > how do you boot a cd-rom?

    You need to go into your BIOS settings and set CDROM as the first boot
    device, and then re-start with the CD in the drive.
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    how do you access the BIOS settings?
    >-----Original Message-----
    >"smellae" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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    >news:2d2e01c47e2f$0dfeedb0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >> how do you boot a cd-rom?
    >
    >You need to go into your BIOS settings and set CDROM as
    the first boot
    >device, and then re-start with the CD in the drive.
    >
    >
    >.
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    In news:2d7201c47e39$7f4e2580$a501280a@phx.gbl,
    smellae <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > how do you access the BIOS settings?

    How to get into your BIOS depends, not on Windows, but on what
    motherboard/BIOS you have. As a matter of fact, you have to
    access the BIOS before Windows even starts to boot. One common
    way is to press the Del key when you first power on, but that's
    not necessarily right for your computer. Watch the screen
    carefully when you first boot; there's often a message there
    telling you what to do. If not, check your system documentation
    or check with your vendor.

    Also look here:
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    Or just try the Del key. There's a good chance that's correct for
    you.


    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup


    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>"smellae" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >>message
    >>news:2d2e01c47e2f$0dfeedb0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> how do you boot a cd-rom?
    >>
    >>You need to go into your BIOS settings and set CDROM as the
    >>first boot
    >>device, and then re-start with the CD in the drive.
    >>
    >>
    >>.
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    "smellae" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > how do you access the BIOS settings?
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >"smellae" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    > >news:2d2e01c47e2f$0dfeedb0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > >> how do you boot a cd-rom?
    > >
    > >You need to go into your BIOS settings and set CDROM as
    > the first boot
    > >device, and then re-start with the CD in the drive.
    > >
    > >
    > >.
    > >

    It varies from machine to machine. read the manual.
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    You first have to set the BIOS of the computer so that it tries to boot
    a CD-ROM BEFORE it tries to boot from the hard drive. That's in the
    setup part of the bios.

    Then, just have a bootable CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive when the computer
    is reset. Depending on the BIOS, if you have more than one optical
    drive, you may only be able to boot from one of them, or you may have to
    set which one is tried, or tried first.


    smellae wrote:

    > how do you boot a cd-rom?
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