dvd bootable

Posted on 2011-05-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How will I know that dvd is bootable or
how will I make it bootable
Question by:nobleit
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    Expert Comment

    For the first part, simply try boot with the bootable DVD.

    To create a bootable DVD, the following provides a step by step process:
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    Depends on what you are trying to do.

    More information required.

    If you are trying to create a bootable DVD have a look at these instructions.

    Author Comment

    You may understand that I am in windows now xp is my os..
    at this point how can I make the dvd bootable please..
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    If the dvd is not bootable, you can't make the current disc bootable, but you can create another disc that has the same stuff on your current disc and make a bootable disc with this matterial. To boot up to the dvd you may need to change your current boot order of your computer so it chooses booting from the dvd before it boots to the hard drive. For this to happen you will need to access the bios of your computer, In the bios you should be able to see the boot order and you can change it so that the dvd is on the top. Sorry about the general instructions but it is totally imposible to tell you how to enter the bios to change the boot order of your computer unless we have more information. Such as computer manufacuturer and model number, and is this a laptop or desk top. etc
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    Since you were in Linux zone, I assumed that you wanted to make a bootable DVD in Linux

    In Windows XP you can follow the instructions at this link
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    can it be you are asking how to set the PC to boot from CD/DVD?
    that you should select in the BIOS - in BOOT Priority Options, and set DVD as first boot device
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    answer our questions then we can help you as we do not know what kind of computer you are using in order to instruct you how to boot from a dvd.  If the dvd disc was not created as a bootable disc to begin with you cant make it a bootable disc you will have to create a new bootable dvd using the instructions above.

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