boot from cd doesnt work

  sadie1 21:05 27 Feb 2006

hi,ive tried booting from cd but when it says "press any key to boot from cd" it doesnt work and i get- press any key to boot from cd . . .GRUB
my husband comes on this site and has not been helpful,telling me to try and work it out for myself.
so i want to do it to wipe the smile from his face

  Ex plorer 21:10 27 Feb 2006

Just a thought Is there a floppy disk in drive A.

  VoG II 21:11 27 Feb 2006

Presumably there is a bootable CD in the drive?

click here

  sadie1 21:12 27 Feb 2006

nope,theres no floppy disk in the drive

  rmcqua 21:13 27 Feb 2006

Is your BIOS set to use the CD drive as a boot option?
If not, set it as the first boot option and try again (you can always set the HDD as the primary bootoption again later).

  sadie1 21:14 27 Feb 2006

yes,ive tried two windows xp discs and get the same thing

  sadie1 21:33 27 Feb 2006

i got it to work now.dont know why,but it just did.
thanks for your help

  terryf 23:16 27 Feb 2006

Just a thought, have you got a wireless keyboard, in which case, because the keyboard drivers have not yet been loaded, it doesn't see the 'wireless' key-press, I get over this when needed by plugging in a wired keyboard

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