View Full Version : My Laptop won't boot from xp cd

06-30-2005, 09:05 PM
I am trying to install windows xp 64bit pro on my laptop, but I can't seem to get it to boot from the cd.
I checked the bios and tried another bootable cd to no avail
Also, I didn't think that a floppy drive was necessary when I bought the thing.
Anything else that i should try?

07-01-2005, 01:41 AM
I'm not insulting your intelligence when I say that my first step would be to double-check the BIOS for a second setting that affects boot order (etc.). I've been caught by oddball settings a few times when working on friends' computers.

07-01-2005, 01:44 AM
actually, I checked it 4 times (although i did check it again just to make sure)

07-01-2005, 12:07 PM
Do you have a boot screen that is blocking the POST? You might need to press a button to have it boot from cd.

Does the cd spin up when it's booting? If it isn't, thats a good sign the the bios isn't telling the computer to boot from cd first.

07-01-2005, 01:26 PM
is this a retail copy or one you just picked up somewhere/burned yourself?