Windows XP OS

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ljc1174, Dec 9, 2004.

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  1. ljc1174

    ljc1174 Registered Member

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    Is there anywhere in this OS to enable "boot from cd rom" at start up of windows?

    thx
    lori
     
  2. dober

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    set the "boot order" from BIOS to boot from CDROM first then HDD then whatever you want
     
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    ljc1174 Registered Member

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    Thank you! I knew there was a way! But I don't remember which F key lets me into bios! Anybody know? :(
     
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    It depends on your specific system -- but on probably the majority of them, Del while booting will get you into BIOS/CMOS setup.

    Some computers even have a way for you to access it (and reboot) after the OS is loaded, but I'm darned if I can find that on mine.
     
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    If it's a desktop, try disconnecting the keyboard and then power on.
    This should result in an error message telling you your keyboard is missing along with the keypress to enter the bios setup.

    Depending on the comp, you may need to press escape to remove the graphics that hide the correct keystroke.

    Keypress by manufacturer....http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/reinstall-reformat-winxp/enter-BIOS.html

    GF
     
  6. ljc1174

    ljc1174 Registered Member

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    Very kewl!!!

    I'll be on this evening with more questions!!!

    thanx guys!

    ~lori
     
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