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Cannot boot from DVD

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro

    Cannot boot from DVD


    I was working on a friend's new Lenovo all-in-one yesterday, and I was unable to boot it from a dvd. I pressed F12 upon reboot and got to the boot order menu, and the DVD drive was not in the list. I rebooted into Setup, selected the tab that showed the boot devices, and it showed two devices that were "excluded from boot order", one of them was the dvd. I could not see any way to add it back into the boot order. Any ideas how to get it to boot from a DVD?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1


    What model is it? Did you look through the entire setup menu? Depending on what DVD you're trying to boot (I'm guessing Windows 7 - it seems to be popular for people to boot Windows 7 disks on a Win 8 computer), you'll have to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Boot.
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  3. #3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I was working on a friend's new Lenovo all-in-one yesterday, and I was unable to boot it from a dvd. I pressed F12 upon reboot and got to the boot order menu, and the DVD drive was not in the list. I rebooted into Setup, selected the tab that showed the boot devices, and it showed two devices that were "excluded from boot order", one of them was the dvd. I could not see any way to add it back into the boot order. Any ideas how to get it to boot from a DVD?

    Thanks
    If your friend's machine is installed under UEFI (i.e., usually the case if OEM preinstalled Win8 machine), then boot to his UEFI settings and go from there: UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    I expect to be back in front of that computer sometime next week. I will check these things out.

    Thanks for the help.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1


    In the mean time I'd reccomend booking up on secure boot. Windows 8 changed a few things that you should be aware of.
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  6. #6


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I expect to be back in front of that computer sometime next week. I will check these things out.

    Thanks for the help.
    You are very welcome. Good luck.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    What model is it?
    It is a Lenovo IdeaCenter B5. It looks like I may not get over there until next week.
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  8. #8


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    What type of DVD are trying to boot?

    As you have a UEFI/BIOS firmware, has the DVD have UEFI support?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    It was a Norton Ghost 15 boot disk. (I've been calling it a DVD but I guess it is really a cd).
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  10. #10


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Norton Ghost 15 has not support for Windows 8.


    could consider SSR Desktop Edition

    * Now Released * Symantec System Recovery 2013 | Symantec Connect Community

    or
    PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning

    The only two 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12 & SSR Desktop Edition, both are signed by Microsoft .
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