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cannot boot from dvd, Asus laptop with 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 381
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    cannot boot from dvd, Asus laptop with 8.1


    I got into BIOS and found a menu I've never seen before.

    Add boot option.
    Path to boot option.
    Create.

    The add boot option doesn't accept letters or numbers. Any input is 'out of range'.

    Asus model X551M, has a 500 gig hard drive.

    So, how do I get this to work ?

    Thanks !
    Last edited by JimJoe; 13 Apr 2014 at 16:41. Reason: typo

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    That menu is for adding an OS boot option. That's not the menu you want. Press and hold down the esc key then press the power button. On my ASUS laptop that gets me the quick boot menu. It will boot to what you select that one time. On the next reboot it goes back to the BIOS default boot order.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    That menu is for adding an OS boot option. That's not the menu you want. Press and hold down the esc key then press the power button. On my ASUS laptop that gets me the quick boot menu. It will boot to what you select that one time. On the next reboot it goes back to the BIOS default boot order.
    Spamming the esc key will get you to the boot menu also on some Asus NB like mine!
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's F8 on my ASUS motherboards, boy was that a bad choice for obvious reasons.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 381
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Okay. I tried a resore to original... now it doesn't want to load Widows 8.1 I'll let you know how I get on with this thnig.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 381
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I didn't do anything different, but I was able to get win 8.1 back on the laptop.
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