Articles tagged: boot sequence

How do I boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8?

How Do I Boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8 & 10?

UEFI has made booting from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives more complex. I’ll review why, and what steps to take.

Creating a Recovery Drive in Windows 10

Tip of the Day: Update Your Recovery Drive

BIOS Boot Order

How Do I Boot from CD/DVD?

Most computers with a CD or DVD drive can boot from that drive, but it frequently takes a small configuration change in the computer’s BIOS.

Floppy Disk

What does NTLDR is missing mean?

You’re missing your boot loader. This may mean serious hardware problems… or perhaps just something forgetful on your part!

Open Hard Disk

Did My Boot Defragmenter Tool Actually Fix My Boot Problems?

A bad sector on your hard drive could be causing strange intermittent problems. I’ll show you an easy way to find out.

External DVD

What Do I Do If I Can’t Boot from a CD or DVD Drive?

Many computers are now built without DVD drives. This can cause big problems when you need to restore your computer.

Open Desktop PC

My computer lights up and turns on but nothing happens, why?

Diagnosing a computer that won’t boot can be very difficult. In particular, spinning disks and blinking lights don’t mean as much as you might think.

How do I remove boot choices that I no longer want?

In Windows XP removing boot choices is as simple as editing a hidden configuration file. Fortunately finding that file is relatively easy.

My Computer Locks Up and Won’t Boot. What Do I Do?

There are a few things to take a look at with your system if your computer locks up and won’t boot.