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Rolf
March 22nd, 2005, 04:07 AM
Guys did this thing originally come with some sort of setup Disk?
I got it a coupla days ago and there aint nothin in the BIOS that I see as a Boot Device selection.
It knows it's got a CD but it won't boot from it.
System is P3 667 Slot A.
BIOS is Sept 2002.

Inputs please. Cheers.

mbbrutman
March 22nd, 2005, 07:17 AM
I have one of these on my desk right now.

I'm not going to reboot the machine right now (it's my Linux server/workstation at work), but I know it has a Boot Device selection. Probably 'Startup options' or something like that.

Rolf
March 22nd, 2005, 01:18 PM
Thanx Mike..I totally missed the obvious. Enter Startup Sequence.

carlsson
March 24th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Sometimes it is not even enough to change startup sequence; one almost has to disconnect the hard drive (or reformat it?!) once to make the computer re-consider boot order. At least I've had fruitless battles with such PCs over the years. Then bootable CDs are not always bootable on some computers, probably more due to the BIOS than the CD reader.