that's because the mere fact a cd drive is failing doesn't mean your computer won'tt boot. it probably depends mostly on the tolerance of the BIOS for errors more than anything else. it is a possibility
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Originally posted by GX1_Man Failing CD causes PC not to boot. Oh, c'mon. What a bunch of rubbish. He's just having you on, mate.
It can very well happen. I have seen it many times. Not so much that it is the CD-ROM drive..well technly yes it would be..but more so that the BIOS is having issues with a piece of hardware. Not saying that everytime a CD-ROM drive goes bad or is failing will cause it not to boot, but it could be a possibilty.