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Windows 7: Cant boot my from cd

27 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

my bios was american megatrends and it looks exactly like this...

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27 Sep 2011   #12

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original copy of windows xp
Win XP CD will have.
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27 Sep 2011   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If you can tell us who manufactured your computer we can advise as to which key to press to get into your boot options.
seavixen32 is talking about this screen.

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27 Sep 2011   #14
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sian21 View Post
my bios was american megatrends and it looks exactly like this...
This is not the BiOS boot sequence screen but the setup screen. Look on the first splash screen - it should tell you how to get into the boot sequence (e.g. F12 or ESC)
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27 Sep 2011   #15

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

You have to enter in to BIOS

Set your first boot device as CD/DVD.
Set your Hard disk as second boot device.

Now you need to save the BIOS settings and exit. If you don't save these values then the settings you made above does not hold good.

You can check this by saving the BIOS values, reboot and again enter the BIOS and check the boot sequence. It should be as above.

As you did not get the prompt " Press any key to boot into CD " when you put the bootable CD and restarted, I assume your hard disk does not contain windows OS.

Now try with the above settings...keep a bootable XP / Win 7 disk and reboot.

Now a few questions:
Do you see the hard disk in BIOS as second boot device?
What is the processor you have?
How much memory do you have?
Is it a desktop or laptop (Please fill up your system specs)
Was the computer was working before... with what OS?

We need all these answers to help you out.
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28 Sep 2011   #17

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

You're not trying to boot a DVD with a CD only drive are you?
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