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    Exclamation Old desktop pc never checks the dvd rom for instalaltion media


    Good day,

    I have to fix an old desktop pc with 256 mb sdram what was virus infected.

    i need to format it but before i did this, i have added an wireless network adapter on it to remotely conenct to a router.

    problem is that when i start it efter tis beeping and its says hardware chnage detected and although i have setup bios to open fro cdrom as 1st boot device it neve check the dvd rom to start form winxp sintall dvd and it always lods the virus infected windows.

    any ides what i can do?
    What is now proved was once only imagined!
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    If it's a Windows XP disc it will be a CD; which your DVD-ROM should still be able to read. Have you verified the computer can read the CD in Windows just to find out whether or not the CD itself is good. Have you tried another bootable CD (such as a Linux CD or something like MemTest)? It's possible your DVD-ROM is going bad. Also, did you verify in BIOS that when you change the boot order it's actually saving those settings?

    Sometimes there will be another option in BIOS called "boot options" that you see when the splash screen displays. Sometimes it will say, "Press F2 to select boot device"....or something along those lines. You could try that as well.
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    the bios saves the changes
    the dvd-rom disk is okey be cause other computer see it properly

    i think that s soemtign wrong with the drive itself...
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    Is it a CD or DVD? It shouldn't be a DVD, but you keep calling it a DVD.

    Did you try to access the CD in windows like you were asked?

    Have you tried other discs in this CD drive to see if they work in windows?

    Can this bios boot to a USB stick?
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    just finished with 6 pcs an the problematic one.

    it was the device issue, i replaced it and all ok now!

    Thank you all for helpimg me out!
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    Glad you got it sorted out.

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