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Old 07-28-2006, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I have refomated my PC a few times but I always forget what setting to change in my Bios. Of course make it boot from a CD.

So first I go into my Bios and go to "Boot" section. I know I have to change something there. Theres a hole bunch of stuff I can change in that section but i narrowed it down to two things. I only gota change something in one of them though but I dont even know what to change.

Boot Device Priority

- 1st - 4M-HL-DT-ST GCE-8526B
- 2nd - 1st FLOPPY Drive
- 3rd - PM-WDC-WD1600JD-00HBB0

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Atapi CD-Rom Drives

- 1st drive - 4M-HL-DT-ST GCE-8526B
- 2nd drive - 4S-HL-DT-STDVD-Rom GDR


Thats how the setting are now.. which do I change and what do I change
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To boot from the CD, put the DVD-ROM as the first boot item, and remove everything else. Just temporarily...
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Atapi CD-Rom Drives

- 1st drive - 4S-HL-DT-STDVD-Rom GDR
- 2nd drive - 4M-HL-DT-ST GCE-8526B

So it would look like this? and the other one I wouldnt do anything with
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The one that you're booting from would be set as the first main one. And remove the other one that's not in use.
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What exactly do you mean Remove them?
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Is there an option to make the entries blank?
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I dont believe so I can just switch between the 3 or 2 options that I listed above
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Atapi CD-Rom Drives

- 1st drive - 4S-HL-DT-STDVD-Rom GDR
- 2nd drive - 4M-HL-DT-ST GCE-8526B

So it would look like this? and the other one I wouldnt do anything with

Do this setup then
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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alrighty. and after im done installing Windows will it automaticly go back to normal setup or will I have to change it to boot from harddrive
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You'll have to change it.

Better yet, why don't you change the boot order from DVD-ROM then Hard Drive? Then it has to search the CD-ROM, then the HD.
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