Cannot boot from CD/DVD anymore after failed hard drive upgrade

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Keith Sudworth, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Keith Sudworth

    Keith Sudworth MDL Novice

    Oct 23, 2012
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    Hi BIOS-Expert,

    After an attempted hard drive upgrade, I cannot boot from CD/DVD anymore. I tried to address this issue in BIOS but cannot access it during boot by pressing F12. Windows 7 just keeps booting. I hear beeps when I press F12 later in the boot process.

    I currently no clue how to get the Acer Aspire 5536 back to booting from CD/DVD. Please help.

    In the Acer boot screen, it shows on the bottom left a Phoenix logo. Does that mean it's a Phoenix BIOS?

    I am complete newbie when it comes to BIOS so please be patient and give me clear and detailed instructions. Thanks.
     
  2. drewbug

    drewbug MDL Member

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    Try pressing other keys to access the BIOS, like F1, F2, DEL, F10, F11, etc.
     
  3. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    you have to set the bios booting order- boot from cd first- hard drive second (make sure your system hard drive is the one your booting from if you have multi hard drives.
    hope that helps a little :)
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    enable F12 boot menu in bios.. acer tends to turn it off by default.
     
  5. Keith Sudworth

    Keith Sudworth MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,

    F2 worked for me on the Acer Aspire 5536. I had to start pressing F2 before the laptop powered up.

    For some reason, the HDD was before CD/DVD in the boot order. I am sure this was not the case before I cloned because I used a bootable CD-ROM for the cloning itself.

    Anyway, it is sorted now. Thanks for your quick advice. :)
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    likely the bios was reset due to battery removal. or a bios update ?
     
  7. drewbug

    drewbug MDL Member

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    I'm glad it worked out! :)