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Acer Aspire 5742 cant boot from CD

Acer Aspire 5742 cant boot from CD (It is bootable, tried elsewhere)

 

I have tried following options

 

a. Change in BIOS to bring CD ROM on top.

b. Enabled F12 in BIOS to bring up Boot menu, but Boot menu does only shows, 2 IDEs and 1 Network, no CD.

c. In Windows explorer, I can see DVD.

d. I have refreshed my BIOS with latest copy from Acer website

 

I have Windows 7 Home premium which is working all fine.

 

I have tried Windows Vista and XP professional CDs / DVDs which I am able to use installing in other Laptops.

 

I need this switch to test few software which dont work in Windows 7 (64 Bit)

 

Thanks for zour help.

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Re: Acer Aspire 5742 cant boot from CD

You say 2 IDEs. Are you running two HDDs? If you are you could try removing the secondary and see if that clears up a conflict. Otherwise there's not much you can do. If you have a flash drive around you can make a usb copy of the disc. http://arstechnica.com/business/2009/12/the-usb-flash-drive/

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