Boot Problem

  blodgett 19:05 03 Nov 2005

I have reactivated a PC which has lain dormant for 9 months. the only problem is that it will only boot from the Windows disc. The Bios says that the HDD-0 is the first boot option and CD Rom second. Once booted everything is OK.
Any suggestions (non rude!) would be appreciated.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:37 06 Nov 2005

What OS are you putting on?

It could be that the master boot record is damaged: Microsoft Windows XP - Repairing Damaged MBRs and Boot Sectors in x86-based Computers
click here

  ACOLYTE 11:41 06 Nov 2005

You could try opening the bios changing the boot order then changing it back again,it may just need a nudge.

  blodgett 16:40 07 Nov 2005

Diodorus Siculus and Acolyte, many thanks for the advice I will pusue the answer when time permits

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