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How can i boot from CD first?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by unk3, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. unk3

    unk3 Notebook Consultant

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    I have a Asus F3sv-A1, and i like broke the harddrive. :[
    It tells me to insert a os/recovery cd and restart it. But it returns to the same screen because it reads from the harddrive first rather than the optical drive How can i change the settings so that it runs from the CD?

    I have Vista Premium
     
  2. pixelot

    pixelot Notebook Acolyte

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    When the boot screen first appears, launch your boot menu (probably by pressing F2, F8, F12 or something) and choose what to boot from.
     
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    Crusher16 Notebook Enthusiast

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    On my F3Jp, you press ESC to access the boot menu.
     
  4. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    C90S is also the ESC key to choose boot option.
     
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    Wraith of Vern Notebook Consultant

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    When i want to boot from something other than my hard drive, i keep pressing ESC on start-up and then it gives a list of devices to boot from, you then just go to your CD/DVD drive and it will boot from that.... if the disk IS bootable
     
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    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    To check if the disk is bootable enter BIOS by pressing F2 and select CD as 1st boot device, disable the rest. If the computer does not boot then the disk is not bootable.

    But a recovery disk should be bootable.

    If you did BREAK your hdd physically don't expect good results out of the recovery though. If you only broke Windows, then it's indeed a good solution :) Back up your data first, though.
     

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