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Can't get computer to boot from cd

  1. Jun 23, 2005 #1
    trying to reformat computer with windows 2000 and can't get computer to boot from cd even though the cd drive is first in boot sequence

    how can I get it to boot up from the cd?
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  3. Jun 23, 2005 #2


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    You need to set the boot sequence in the bios. That's the only way. Also, do you have multiple CDROMS?
  4. Jun 23, 2005 #3
    it's already set as 1st in bios. there is E = cd rom and D = dvd
    in bios E is 1. ATAPI CD-ROM Drive, 2. Removable Devices, 3. Hard Drive, 4. Network Boot
    then it has > hard drive, > removable devices
  5. Jun 23, 2005 #4
    I had the cd in E drive
  6. Jun 24, 2005 #5
    Well yes, option one I'd imagine...

    Try both CD drives, once I tried to boot from CD but then realized I had the CD in the wrong drive...

    It's in your bios somewhere...
  7. Jun 25, 2005 #6
    is the cd bootable?
  8. Jun 26, 2005 #7
    Make Windows 2000 bootable floppy disks, Windows 2000 CD is not bootable.

    You will need 4 floppy disks I think.
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