cdrom wont boot bootable discs xp

  bobevet 16:18 24 Apr 2005

i have two cdroms and they worked ok before but now they wont boot bootable cds can anyone give me addvice

  VoG II 16:23 24 Apr 2005
  woodchip 16:28 24 Apr 2005

Is the BIOS set to boot from CD as first or second boot device. I set my BIOS to Floppy, CD, HHD

  bobevet 16:39 24 Apr 2005

Ran repaire tool but did not work i have even put in anoughter hard drive with windows 98 on and still had the same problem

  bobevet 16:41 24 Apr 2005

yes i checked that I cant even use Automated system recovery as it will not boot from cd rom even though it is configured in the bios thanks

  woodchip 23:12 24 Apr 2005

Check the CD drive ribbon cable with a new one

  lostinspacebar 09:27 25 Apr 2005

if its an old puter chances are it wont boot from a bootable cd rom.

click here

tells you here somewhere i think. you will need to make 6 bootable floppy`s and alter bios to boot from floppy drive.

click here

  lostinspacebar 09:29 25 Apr 2005

that should read wont boot from a bootable cd :-)

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