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Cannot boot from CD/DVD drive

asked 2013-10-22 07:17:30 -0500

Occulti gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 15:46:31 -0500

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I installed a few months ago Fedora 18 (I actually made an upgrade from Fedora 17), then I formatted the Windows partition (from Fedora 18).

Now that I want to install Windows again, my laptop doesn't boot at all when I put the CD (I have chosen CD/DVD as #1 boot, but vainly).

Would you please help me get through this ?

P.S : I don't know if this is related to the problem, but my grub still contain Windows and Fedora 17 (which don't work)

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This is a BIOS/UEFI issue. Fedora cannot prevent your system from booting an optical disc. Check your BIOS settings thoroughly, and that the drive is working properly, and that the disc is actually bootable.

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-10-22 13:29:36 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your comment. How would I check my BIOS/UEFI settings ?

Occulti gravatar imageOcculti ( 2013-10-22 15:03:39 -0500 )edit

That depends on the BIOS unfortunately. If you’re lucky, the first screen of text shown on boot might tell you what to press. Common keys for the BIOS menus are Del and F2. Some show a special one-off boot device menu on F12 rather than having to change settings.

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-10-22 17:25:36 -0500 )edit

I actually set the CD/DVD drive as the first priority for boot, but vainly. It doesn't boot at all.

Occulti gravatar imageOcculti ( 2013-10-23 04:05:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-23 01:13:52 -0500

fast_rizwaan gravatar image

can you boot other bootable cds from your drive? if you drive has gone bad then make a live usb (windows 7 bootable usb creator which is a windows software - google it)

installing from usb is much faster.

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