Make sure that the cd is listed in the bios at all.
What it sounds like is that the bios does not see the cd at all. There should be an option to start from the cd in the list of boot order that you are looking at if it is listed as a device at all.
No it appears that you can boot off the ATAPI dvdram drive
move it up in the boot list
i dont think that is a good idea.
It seems more like it is not actually seeing the cd drive. assuming that is different from the dvd. Is it removable ?
There may be a scan in the setup to find the devices. But you notice how it had all the information on what brand and model the dvd player was and nothing for the cd. It is not actually seeing it. Thats why it wont accept it as a boot device.
Are they seperate drives? Try to figure out why it is seeing 1 and not the other. Is it removable ? take it out and put it back.
See if there is anything that you can change in the bios where it lists the drives. There may be a property setting there for whether it is bootable or not. Or you might be able to delete it and add it back
If is is the same drive than making it bootable should work. Unless it does not actually read cd's but only dvd's ?
Is this the drive that came with the computer ? and you can boot off the floppy into dos. It might be possible to find a dos driver for the cd player that will allow it to be read and you might be able to load xp from it that way.
ok i think i found something.
in the setup bios where the drives are.
try changing the drive type for the cd driver from sata to AHCI or ide compatible
Go into the setup
under the list of devices that you have been looking at
you should be able to change them
I dont have one of those computers in front of me.
but there is usually a way to change the device type and settings manually.
Up to you. I am probably going backwards here but if you hit F12 when you start to boot or change the dvd drive to first on the list of boot devices does it boot from a system disk you put in the drive ?
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