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Pc won't boot from cd.... help!





Jaspa
Ok here's one for you...

My brother has a fujitsu siemens SCALEO P. The problem is it won't boot from cd...

I have already tried the following to solve this but with no luck... Crying or Very sad

1. Cleaned Windows Xp disk
2. Checked Bios setting to ensure Boot Piority setting is on 'First Boot Device' = CD Drive
3. Checked DVD Drive connecting strap for doggy connection
4. Replaced connecting strap
5. Replaced DVD Drive
6. Reset Bios to 'Fail Safe Defaults' then checked first boot device = cd drive
7. Cleared Cmos, checked first boot device = cd drive
8. just for the fun of it I changed the sata hdd to an ide one

And just to confirm, yes the dvd drive is found and logged in the power on self test.

So... does anyone have any other suggestions???
brokenadvice
I hate to ask, but have you tried booting the disk in another computer?
Jaspa
Thanks for the input brokenadvice but yes I've checked the Xp disk in 2 other pc's with no problems.

I also tried a Win 98 disk in the offending machine, still no joy Crying or Very sad
Diablosblizz
Did the CD rom drive ever run? If not, check if the cables are loose.
Jaspa
Hi Diablosblizz,

Please re-read my first post... steps already taken 3, 4 and 5 Confused
fadirocks
ah I saw something weird before like that on Toshiba
There might be an option right of the start to select boot device!!!

Is the BIOS actually seeing your DVDdrvie? Check if you've set it up on Master, Slave or Cable Select!!!
Jaspa
Hi fadirocks,

Yes m8, the bios are finding the drive and it's connected as master. I did try the slave setting as well but no different
Jaspa
Now thats strange!

Ok we've sorted the pc out now... I can't say we solved the problem though.

All we did was borrow a Fujitsu Siemens restore disk from the mother-in-law Shocked and it fired straight up. It did not 'restore' anything, it just installed Xp.

But why wouldn't it boot from normal Xp disk?
ssthanapati
Jaspa wrote:
Now thats strange!

Ok we've sorted the pc out now... I can't say we solved the problem though.

All we did was borrow a Fujitsu Siemens restore disk from the mother-in-law Shocked and it fired straight up. It did not 'restore' anything, it just installed Xp.

But why wouldn't it boot from normal Xp disk?


Weird problem I must say... Was it an original Windows XP disc?
KHO
Try setting the jumper to 'select' and then set the BIOS to load to DISK SELECT or whatever the option for you is. Then when it comes up to choose where to load the os from, go ahead and choose cd.
corrupt
Usually when you boot a computer with a windows disc in the drive it will say something along the lines of "Press any key to boot from cd" or something similar just after the POST screen. I know its a long shot because i'm sure if you had seen this you would have pressed any key, but i have known people to some how miss it.
Relentless
I have had a similar problem...

My drive was faulty. To test this theory. Disconnect the IDE or ATA cable from the HDD and leave the CD/DVD drive plugged in and ready to go.

Then power up your PC and try your XP Disk and listen to hear if the disk starts rotating and also if to computer reconises the CD.

My drive detected anyother OS disk apart from 98SE and XP. I do not know why this is but the drive fails to detect the autostart.exe on the disk and leads itself to beleve its a blank CD or another fomat CD. and moves on to it's next boot option.

So if you have an ME disk or 98FE then give that ago.

98FE = First Edition
98SE = Second Edition

Daniel....
frih
Jaspa wrote:
Ok here's one for you...

My brother has a fujitsu siemens SCALEO P. The problem is it won't boot from cd...

I have already tried the following to solve this but with no luck... Crying or Very sad

1. Cleaned Windows Xp disk
2. Checked Bios setting to ensure Boot Piority setting is on 'First Boot Device' = CD Drive
3. Checked DVD Drive connecting strap for doggy connection
4. Replaced connecting strap
5. Replaced DVD Drive
6. Reset Bios to 'Fail Safe Defaults' then checked first boot device = cd drive
7. Cleared Cmos, checked first boot device = cd drive
8. just for the fun of it I changed the sata hdd to an ide one

And just to confirm, yes the dvd drive is found and logged in the power on self test.

So... does anyone have any other suggestions???



try cd cleaner..may b it has some dust in it....or check power plug and data cable connecting to your dvd rom




Surprised
kenmuas
Well, have you had this problem in the past? Have you used that cd on that computer in the past? I'm just trying to narrow down some possibilities.
cvkien
was it a burn copy of windows cd? cause i found same problem on some types of rom. because some type of rom is very sensitive. so if that cd quality is not good, then it will not able to boot up even you can view the files in the cd in windows.
ssthanapati
cvkien wrote:
was it a burn copy of windows cd? cause i found same problem on some types of rom. because some type of rom is very sensitive. so if that cd quality is not good, then it will not able to boot up even you can view the files in the cd in windows.


Yup he mayb right. My dvd drive for example fails 2 read some cd's but the cd rom drive does it without any such problem
bigt
Jaspa wrote:
Ok here's one for you...

My brother has a fujitsu siemens SCALEO P. The problem is it won't boot from cd...

I have already tried the following to solve this but with no luck... Crying or Very sad

1. Cleaned Windows Xp disk
....
8. just for the fun of it I changed the sata hdd to an ide one

And just to confirm, yes the dvd drive is found and logged in the power on self test.

So... does anyone have any other suggestions???


Are there any bios updates for your MB? Also, I don't think I saw this suggested so sorry if it's a repeat. Have you tried another CD or DVD drive in the machine?
---
reread some posts and you have tried that. Try just a plain ol CD drive that is known to work.
Craeft
Does it boot from HD? And if so, does the CD/DVD-ROM drive play any other CD/DVDs? i.e. could it be an optical issue for the CD/DVD player?
Davidgr1200
I've also noticed that some CD/DVD players are very choosy about which CD/DVDs they will read. Some manufacturers brands are worse than others. LG seem pretty good though, that's what I use these days (Had problems with a Sony which was VERY picky, basically it would only read CDs which IT had burnt plus a very few others).
paultjepotlood
I would try to hit F8 (or F2 or F12) on startup.

You get a bootmenu and you can choose cd drive there, it worked for me once!
vvforgs
paultjepotlood wrote:
I would try to hit F8 (or F2 or F12) on startup.

You get a bootmenu and you can choose cd drive there, it worked for me once!
preel
maybe u have the virus that that destroys your computer and u cant even reeboot it fro CD Confused
It's rly annoying Evil or Very Mad
alderaan
This seems to be an issue on Fujitsu Siemens only.
I´ve tried XP-boot CD, Acronis Boot CD and Linux Ubuntu Live CD and nothing is working on several different Fujitsu Siemens (i´ve tried 3 computers booth desktop and laptop). It works well with all other brands like Compaq and HP.
I haven´t found any explanation or solution of this when google this.

I suggests never buy a Fujitsu Siemens.

You may succeed when boot from a bootable USB.
kbautospecialists
On most machines, if you press F12 or F11, it will bring up a boot device selection list.

I've seen this work even when the machine won't boot from CD with a properly configured BIOS boot order (CD 1st, then HDD).

Just make sure your watching the bottom left / right hand corners right after pressing the power button. It's different for some machines, and some of them use F11 for launching the built in system restore partition!
mukesh
remove motherboard battery ( CMOS ) and again put or check jumpher setting or remove harddisk and set in another computer and install windows 7 then after set to our pc and enjoy with win 7 (if u have 512 MB ram then you can use win 7). Smile
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