hello, I am have allsorts of problems with my computer ,windows me. also system restore has dissapeared and will not work from safe mode,all previous points have dissapeared. I would like to do a restore like i have done in the past but the recovery disc will not work,
Have a gander about for the "Advanced" BIOS Features and then press ENTER. Look down the advanced bios features list until you come across an entry for First Boot Device. This should be CD-ROM. If it isn't then use the UP/DOWN arrow keys until it is.
First boot device = CD-ROM
Second boot device = Floppy
Third boot device = HDD-(0)
After you have set these then press the *esc* button to return to the main menu.
Next scroll down to 'Exit & Save Setup'. You will be asked if you want to save the changes to the CMOS. Answer yes to this, your pc will then reboot. If a "BOOTABLE" CD is in the CD-ROM a message will appear at the bottom of the screen for you to press a key to boot from the CD. If no CD is in the CD-ROM your BIOS will next check your floppy and finally, if no disk is in your floppy, your pc will boot from your hard drive.
You can change the boot sequence to whatever you wish but the CDROM will have to be first if you want to boot from a recovery/reload disk.