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Trying to install XP but PC won't boot to CD-ROM?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by FunkyT, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,472

    It's an AMIBIOS on ECS board and I've set the 1st Boot Device = CDROM

    Here's what I get:

    -Boot failure
    -Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device

    Any ideas please?
     
  2. doran1801

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

    Posts: 704

    Location: Nottingham

    try pressing f8 or whatever you need to to select boot device at startup see if that works
     
  3. mattbrown91

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 2,328

    Location: Ilkley / London

    Is the Cd you are trying bootable ?
     
  4. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,472

    Yes dude - I've tried XP Home SP2 and XP Pro SP2 and the result is the same.
     
  5. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,472

    Thanks but it only offers me 2 options: HDD and floppy :(
     
  6. doran1801

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

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    Location: Nottingham

    is the cd drive showing in your bios?
     
  7. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,472

    Thanks dude - sorted!

    Silly mistake of mine. Sorry for being a spanner :)
     
  8. doran1801

    Hitman

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    Location: Nottingham


    no probs