Boot device problem, need solution

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I wanted to reformat my computer, but I have a problem with my boot devices. I tried to change the first boot priority into CD/DVD and the second boot into HDD. The problem is, the boot devices are not working, thus, it cannot reformat my computer.

What would be the other solution for this?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #94871

Boot device problem, need solution

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Good day,

I suggest that you should try to check if you successfully saved the boot priority of the medium which you are using. Also, please keep in mind that the CD or HDD will only boot if they have a boot system file. There are a vast array of resources available on the Internet. The last time I tried booting Windows installers in a USB flash drive, I used BartPE software to make those boot files working. Usually, when booting up a device, there is a message telling you to "press any key" to proceed. In that case, please follow what is being said.

I hope this would be a help to your problem.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #94873

Boot device problem, need solution

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I have read the problem that you are facing. I supposed, I could help you out with this. First of all, please go to the BIOS settings of your computer and setup the priority to their respective numbers. As I can see, you have already tried this out and you are looking for another option. Well, if you are to install XP, then I would say, keep on trying this procedure, and who knows you might succeed. But if you are trying to install Vista/Windows 7 then, there is another procedure where you can directly install it using the existing operating system.

All you need to do is to run the current operating system in your computer and when it gets loaded please insert the disk of the windows into the CD/DVD ROM. Turn on the autoplay and the instruction will start to come on your monitor screen. While the installation starts, an option will come for formatting drive. If you correctly follow the procedure, then, you can easily format the drive of your computer and install the new windows on that drive.

I hope the advice that  I have given will help you with the problem.

Answered By 0 points N/A #94875

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Dear,

Your question  is not clear whether you are trying to do this with your laptop or desktop. If you're using desktop, then try a different brand of Motherboard which uses different keys to choose boot device priority without entering BIOS settings. Please try one of the keys such as F8, F5 or ESC.

A new window will come out and  you will see an option where you can choose of which device you want to boot. It could be a CD ROM, Hard Disk or USB device.

If you are about to setup CD in the CD ROM drive, then please select and continue on windows setup. If you are to use a laptop , try doing the same thing, but that would be a different brand using a different key for boot device priority.

Basically, we found out that maximum brand was using F9 and F12. So, please try to press F9 first. Hope you well get the boot device priority settings.

Answered By 0 points N/A #94876

Boot device problem, need solution

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Hi Lamian,

You better check whether your CD/DVD works in a good condition. I want to know if you saved the BIOS screen after you changed the priority in the boot device? 

Check whether if you have removable disk as one of the boot devices. If you have, then you can reformat using USB as your first booting device.

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