How do I boot from a CD-drive?

Question

My computer keeps restarting. It doesn't let windows 2000 start all the way before it shuts down and restarts again. It keeps going through the same cycle. It does not say anything before it just shuts down and tries to restart. I tried safe mode but I get the same thing. I have the original windows 2000 disc to reinstall but I can't get the computer to start from the cd rom drive. It wants to boot from the 3.5 floppy. How do I get the cd rom to start so I can reload windows 2000? I do not have a reboot disc for the floppy.

Answer

This question was answered on December 7, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When the computer first boot before windows starts You need to tap the F8 or F12 key (it should be called boot menu or setup menu) This will take you to CMOS; from there you can change the boot order to CD-ROM first.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 7, 2005