Boot Order Tags: Floppy Disk Font Boot CD-Rom Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: October 29, 2003 10:35 PM in Windows XP Share DCB_AU October 29, 2003 12:45:19 AM If your boot order is floppy, CD, harddrive and you want to boot from CD,(without changing the boot order in the bios) is the following correct. When the PC finds that there is no floppy in the drive, it will go to the next boot device and boot from the inserted Winxp CD rom and you can perform a xp repair, etc, from there. If this is correct there is no need to change the boot order(as long as the harddrive is last) as the PC will do the above sequence search. Also, how long(seconds) does it usually take to go to the next boot order device in the above senario. Thanks, <font color=red>DCB</font color=red><font color=white>_</font color=white><font color=blue>AU</font color=blue> More about : boot order | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove kinetic_tw October 29, 2003 1:02:41 AM It doesnt take long at all to cycle though the boot devices. If you're booting from the WinXP CD for whatever reason, it'll ask you to "press any key to boot from CD", and it should open up Windows Setup from there. | Report abuse Anonymous October 29, 2003 10:35:38 PM It only takes a second or two for your BIOS to search for the bootable media, and move to the next device. _________________________ Your arrogance is boring! | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Boot Order> Related ressources: ForumNo BIOS Splash , nothing after removing 2nd hdd,changing boot order ForumPC Doesn't start after removing 2nd hdd and changing boot order ForumHow to change boot order in bios when computer wont boot ForumCan't access bios to change boot order ! /TrueCrypt ForumWhat order should boot order be ? ForumSabertooth Z77 boot order issue ForumSSD excluded from boot order ForumP9x79 pro Boot Order Issue ForumBoot sequence needs in order ForumNeed quick help on boot order ForumHow to check boot order in bios ForumZ77 extreme 6 Boot order ForumSSD suddenly unconfigured and not listed in boot order ForumCannot change the boot order in setup ForumCannot select boot priorities order ForumBOOTMGR is missing - only when multiple HDDs plugged in not boot order ForumCan't set order to boot first windows xp cd ForumI can't boot from CD and boot order is set properly ForumBIOS won't follow boot order [MA770t-ud3p] ForumCan't boot to flash drive in order to install Windows 8 More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !