Boot sequence and what are they?

By thewolfe
Feb 15, 2003
  1. Boot sequence and what are they?

    I have a Dell Dimnsion 4100. I have a floppy, DVD, CD-RW.

    After installing XP my CDROM does not "auto start". Does that have anything to do with the BIOS boot order and can you tell me what the following abreviations are?

    ATAPI-CDROM (got this one)

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What do you mean by auto-start?

    If you mean automatically playing insterted CDs, then it has nothing to do with boot sequence.

    If you mean booting from CD, then it has everything to do with boot order.

    ARMD is a specification for zip drives and such.
    IDE is a hard disk standard.
    ATAPI is a CDROM standard.
    HDD means hard drive.
    FDD means floppy drive.
    CDROM means compact disk reader

    If your current boot sequence is like you posted above and you want to boot from CD then you have to set it so that ATAPI-CDROM is before IDE-HDD
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Do you mean by "auto detect" or "auto-run"?
  4. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Auto run. And thanks, I did re-install drivers and all is well.
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