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Yobbin >=D

Laptop won't boot off DVD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I ran into a problem where the laptop crashes randomly saying, "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart". It then starts "repairing disk errors", however it just does nothing and shows that screen indefinitely.

 

I've looked into this and various sources say to boot windows off either a USB or DVD and reinstall it.

 

However, even though I've set the DVD drive to top priority to boot, the PC doesn't even look at it when it boots and it just goes straight into automatic repair, the process I've been trying to a avoid. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Computer: Old lenovo G580

 

6 GB DDR3L

 

1TB HDD

 

i3-3120M @2.5 ghz

 

BIOS: InsydeH20 Rev. 3.7

 

OS: Win10 x64


Laptop: Acer Nitro 5

i5-7350HQ | GTX1050 | 12GB DDR4 | 128GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 24" 1080p @75hz

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Have you tried spamming the boot menu key during boot instead - it should force the machine to try to give you a choice of valid boot devices. On my T420 it's F2 but it may be different for your G580.

 

What kind of disc are you booting from out of curiosity? USB boot is generally more useful nowadays since you can configure it to ensure your OS installs in the mode you want it to - either MBR or UEFI.

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1 minute ago, Tabs said:

Have you tried spamming the boot menu key during boot instead - it should force the machine to try to give you a choice of valid boot devices. On my T420 it's F2 but it may be different for your G580.

 

What kind of disc are you booting from out of curiosity? USB boot is generally more useful nowadays since you can configure it to ensure your OS installs in the mode you want it to - either MBR or UEFI.

yea its f12 on mine.

 

I just tried it and selected the DVD drive. when it restarts it says "check cable connection! Exiting Intel PXE ROM."

 

Then it starts the stupid automatic repair.
 

Should I try a USB instead?

 

Ty


Laptop: Acer Nitro 5

i5-7350HQ | GTX1050 | 12GB DDR4 | 128GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 24" 1080p @75hz

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2 minutes ago, Yobbin >=D said:

yea its f12 on mine.

 

I just tried it and selected the DVD drive. when it restarts it says "check cable connection! Exiting Intel PXE ROM."

 

Then it starts the stupid automatic repair.
 

Should I try a USB instead?

 

Ty

PXE rom means it skipped your dvd drive because it found no bootable media and went to try to boot from network instead (PXE booting).

 

If you're sure the disc is configured properly, I'd suggest trying via USB instead. What kind of computer equipment do you have available at the moment? If you have a windows pc (other than your laptop) you can use the Windows Media Creation tool from here which is relatively painless, but doesn't give you many options.

 

You can also download the ISO directly and generate a bootable USB stick manually, or by using a utility like Rufus.

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3 minutes ago, Tabs said:

PXE rom means it skipped your dvd drive because it found no bootable media and went to try to boot from network instead (PXE booting).

 

If you're sure the disc is configured properly, I'd suggest trying via USB instead. What kind of computer equipment do you have available at the moment? If you have a windows pc (other than your laptop) you can use the Windows Media Creation tool from here which is relatively painless, but doesn't give you many options.

 

You can also download the ISO directly and generate a bootable USB stick manually, or by using a utility like Rufus.

I have another laptop. I used the media creation tool to make an ISO disc image file on the DVD.

 

I'm going to make one on a USB now.

 

Is it as simple as copying the disc image file from the DVD to the USB or do I have to make a new one?

 

Thanks!


Laptop: Acer Nitro 5

i5-7350HQ | GTX1050 | 12GB DDR4 | 128GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 24" 1080p @75hz

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2 minutes ago, Yobbin >=D said:

I have another laptop. I used the media creation tool to make an ISO disc image file on the DVD.

 

I'm going to make one on a USB now.

 

Is it as simple as copying the disc image file from the DVD to the USB or do I have to make a new one?

 

Thanks!

I recommend you use the Media Creation Tool or Rufus I linked before; you can't just copy the files since the USB stick also needs to be made bootable, which won't happen just by copying the files over.

 

If you still have the ISO downloaded, you can point either of those tools it at it and you should be able to create the bootable USB from it.

 

You can also do it manually if you want the instructions, but Rrufus and the MCT are much faster and easier.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Tabs said:

I recommend you use the Media Creation Tool or Rufus I linked before; you can't just copy the files since the USB stick also needs to be made bootable, which won't happen just by copying the files over.

 

If you still have the ISO downloaded, you can point either of those tools it at it and you should be able to create the bootable USB from it.

 

You can also do it manually if you want the instructions, but Rrufus and the MCT are much faster and easier.

ok ty


Laptop: Acer Nitro 5

i5-7350HQ | GTX1050 | 12GB DDR4 | 128GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 24" 1080p @75hz

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