Fixing Issue of Windows® not booting from CD
Suggest tips to fix the issue of Windows not booting from CD.
Booting from a computer is a very simple process. For that, you need to just place the bootable CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive and then you need to reboot the computer. The main thing is that the computer needs to detect the bootable CD and boot from the disc. When you are attempting to boot to the CD or trying to load into Windows, if the computer is loading an error message, you might be encountering some issues that would hinder the booting of Windows from CD. Some of these issues include the need to press a key to boot to the CD or DVD and when the CD or DVD is not bootable, you might not able to boot. If the CMOS set-up is not properly set up and also due to bad CD / DVD disc, you might face issues while booting. If the jumpers are not set properly due to cables or other drive-related issues and a bad CD drive, all these are issues that lead to obstruction of the booting. process
Following are tips to resolve the issue:
- Set up CMOS set-up properly
- Check CD/DVD disc
- Set jumpers properly
Set up CMOS set-up properly
When the CMOS set-up is not set up correctly, the computer might not support CD-ROM/DVD as a bootable option. So, you need to check CMOS in order to confirm that your settings are properly set in order to boot from the CD-ROM drive. If CD-ROM is listed after a device that is bootable, it would boot from the other device before the CD-ROM. Verify that the devices before CD-ROM such as floppy do not have bootable media in them. This includes your hard disk drive or HDD, which unless empty would always be bootable.
Check CD/DVD disc
Before trying to boot from CD/DVD, you need to check that the CD/DVD is readable either in the computer you are using or another computer. There is a chance that the CD/DVD might be bad or not readable. In that case, it would not allow you to boot. When you find that the CD is experiencing errors on being read, first you just need to clean the CD before looking for a replacement. If this does not resolve your issue, you need to replace the CD/DVD.
When the jumpers are not set properly, most of the disc drives would not boot correctly. So, you need to check that the CD-ROM / DVD drive has the jumpers and it has to be set correctly. It is ideal that you use a CD-ROM set as master on the secondary controller. This is also applicable to portable computers. Some computers come with multiple disc drives. If your computer has multiple disc drives, you need to disconnect one of the drives while trying to boot from the disc if you are encountering problems.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for issues while booting Windows from CD
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.