My computer cant boot from cd even if its bootable..

beka1121

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i am using a bootable cd but my computer will not boot to cd so i can not reformat..please help i need it asap. thanks
 

beka1121

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i already set the cd drive to first boot and save changes of course and still it wont boot, is there any options in order to boot to cd?
 

seogoat

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At startup, did it ask you to press any key to boot from cd. That's what it usually does.

Is it the original cd you are using or a copy? Try another bootable cd see if that works.

I don't know what level of experience you are so I guess we have to check the basics first :)
 

beka1121

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i already did all that and besides i used that same cd in another computer and reformat it and with this computer i can not reformat because it wont boot.
 

plasmastorm

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couple of things to check.

Is the drive faulty, has it been reading other disks ok recently?
Is the drive a CD drive and the boot disk a DVD?

May be stupid things to check but i've seen stupid things many times.
 

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Hey, I Have A Simlar Or Same Problem On My Hp Pavillion dv 5000, the cd drive works my computer just wont boot from it for some odd reason i also noticed that on the bios (or the boot order) that theres a ! mark next to the cd drive. and when i press esc on startup (opens boot menu so you dont have to change the boot order) the cd drive is not on the list, i dont know why. the disk works on other computers.
 

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I also had a similar problem where linux wouldn't boot the CD. It turned out that the problem was that the dvd rw was plugged into the sata 3 and would not work. After switching to sata 2 port it worked.
 

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