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DVD Drive Booting

\015 Is it possible to boot this computer from the dvd drive? I am sure that the disk is bootable, that the system says dvd drive is top boot priority and that the dvd drive is the master drive, but it won't boot the disk.\015

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You said you've already done it, but just check your BIOS again to make sure the DVD drive is the first bootable device. You can usually find this by pressing DEL as soon as the computer starts up, then searching for "Boot Order", usually found under an "Advanced Options" menu in the BIOS. Of course, this differs between every manufacturer and model.

If you can't find it, or it's set to the DVD drive, there's something else you could try. Most newer computers will display during post something along the lines of "PRESS F12 TO SELECT BOOT DEVICE" - again the wording will vary between models. Search your screen for anything that looks similar, and press the appropriate key; you should be presented with a list of drives, so choose the one you want to boot from.

If you've done this and it still doesn't boot from the disc, then the disc is very likely not bootable (Or your DVD drive is malfunctioning).
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