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Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

Product Name: Probook 4730s
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

hi all,

 

My harddrive died so I bought a new one, but I can't seem to boot from thr cd rom drive.

It doesn't show up in the boot option in the bios,there is no option for cd rom or optical drive in the

legacy boot order.

 

bios version F.60

 

Thank you for any help....

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

Hi:

 

Is there a multibay or expansion bay listed?

 

That would be the optical drive.

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

there is a notebook upgrade bay listed, I put that on the list 1st, just went to hd.

Also picked it in boot option still just went to hd

 

thank you for the reply

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

You're very welcome.

 

That's the one you want.

 

Try this...restart the PC and at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, tap the ESC key to get the menu of options.

 

Select the F9 boot options menu and from that select the Upgrade Bay, and hit the enter key.

 

That would be the only other suggestion I can offer.

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

that was what I did when I picked it in the boot option, how I did it...

 

I build and repair computers and this is the 1st time that I have seen this,

IIt has me stumped...

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

Me too.

 

I have the elitebook 6930p, a 6910p and an nc6400 and they all boot from the multibay when F9 is selected.

 

I can only assume there is some kind of hardware issue with the drive.

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I might have to try making a bootable flash drive and put the win8 on it....

 

the cd rom worked before the hd died...

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

Strange...very strange.

 

Did you try some other bootable disk such as W7 or XP?

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Re: Probook 4730s can't boot from cd rom

tried win 7, same thing...

 

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