How Do i get to the screen...

By Rileyg
Apr 18, 2006
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  1. After i restart my computer how do i get it so that when it turns back on it goes into the screen that lets me decide if i want to boot from cd or boot regularly?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    have a bootable cd in your drive.
  3. Rileyg

    Rileyg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I put the xp cd in my drive then restart and nothing happens. It just boots normally
  4. Rileyg

    Rileyg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Can someone help me out please
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    have u tried to set u're bios where u're first boot option is by CD?
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    try either pressing either F2 or Delete right after you turn on the computer.


    (First try F2)
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    nickc's advice is spot on.
    That option only works (for a few seconds) when your BIOS is set to start from CD first.
  8. Rileyg

    Rileyg Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    How Do i set my bios to that?? I dont even know what bios is. help please
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Read the friendly manual that came with your motherboard.
    Also, immediately after starting the PC, you should see a message to press (usually) the Del key to go into BIOS.

    Being as inexperienced as you seem to be, I would advise to ask for assistance from someone more knowledgeable. Messing with the BIOS is not for the faint-hearted.
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    leave BIOS updates for experienced computer programmers and technicians. screwing up a BIOS will render your PC useless.
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