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Old 05-11-2007, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XP pro won't boot unless the CD-rom is open?

I have this VAIO laptop that won't boot unless I open the cd rom. It'll just sit here with a solid beep until I do. Then it boots fine?

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the beep your hearing is an indication that a piece of hardware isn't functioning properly, your cd-rom the probly the issue. try removing it. then set the bios to boot from the hard drive first.

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Old 05-11-2007, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi there.Want to know whether that solve your problem.I am having the same here.
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: XP pro won't boot unless the CD-rom is open?

I agree, my experience is that a solid beeping is that the vomputer is "stuck" at a bad location. I suppose that when you open the cd-rom it bypasses the issue.

Though I have to say that this one is a new one for me!

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try and get the cd rom fixed by the manufacturer or replace it yourself
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