XP SP3 won't boot from disk on laptop?

JMorton6

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Or Win 7 for that matter.. I just think this laptop doesn't boot OS's from CD. What do I do?
 

JMorton6

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CD is set to first boot device, but the system just ignores it. No 'boot from CD' prompt or anything. Acer Aspire 9301 AWSMi.
 

corkyg

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Try a different disk. Otherwise, how is the optical drive? Could it be suffering some ailment?
 

VirtualLarry

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It probably got burned as a data DVD, not as an image file. Try using ImgBurn, and then burn as image. It should work then.