I am loading the software on my new HTPC and trying to boot off of a CD in a Toshiba 1502 DVD player. Can't get it to boot off of the CD. Is this drive bootable? Or is software required to be loaded to boot off of the Toshiba?
If you check your BIOS and make sure that you have the boot priority set to CDROM first then you should be able to boot with a Windows ME or higher CDROM in the drive. Maybe Windows 98, but I can't remember.
Windows then comes up with option to boot from hard disk, boot with cd rom support, or start windows setup.
should work for you. also check your motherboard manual, if you have it.
only other things I would think of is connect it as a Master device, make sure the jumpers on the back are set correctly, remove any of the other devices from the BIOS boot priority, remove any other CDR/CDRW drives or ATAPI devices.
and Oh, you're lucky, trying to figure the steps to install on a RAID system with no other HDs was a little brainteaser for myself.
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