CD-ROM diisabled in BIOS on my HP 7600
Posted on 2009-04-18
I purchased a HP 7600 desktop from a company that sells off lease equipment.
I ordered a new 500GB HDD since the unit did not include the HDD and I purchased XP with SP3 license.
When I try to install OS on the new hard drive, I noticed that the computer was not booting from CD-ROM, so hit F10 to get into the BIOS and I was prompted for a password and of course I do not know what it is. (Just great!)
I tried to guess the BIOS PW and after 3 attempts it failed, but to my surprise it still let me know.
I checked the drivers and HDD and CD-ROM is listed; however, when I checked the boot order it only lists HDD and LAN, the CD and Floppy are disabled and when I arrow down, it gives me an option to enable the CD by hitting F5, but nothing happens.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the CD-ROM enabled and listed on the boot list?