How to Make an eMachines Computer Boot From the CD-ROM

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How to Make an eMachines Computer Boot From the CD-ROM
You must log in to BIOS to configure your computer's boot sequence. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

eMachines is a brand of entry-level computers manufactured by Acer. eMachines are known for offering basic and affordable netbooks, notebooks and desktop computers. Configuring your eMachine to boot from the CD-ROM requires you to go into the Basic Input/Output System, or BIOS. Once you log into the BIOS, you can configure the computer's boot sequence list however you desire.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Restart your eMachine.

  2. 2

    Pay attention as your eMachine is restarting. Look for a message that reads "Press DEL to enter set-up." Depending on the model of your computer, you may also be prompted to hit "F1" or "F2."

  3. 3

    Wait for your computer to enter BIOS. Use your directional buttons on your keyboard to highlight the tab labelled "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Management." This option may be listed under another tab labelled "CMOS Features" or "Advanced BIOS Features." Once you have highlighted the tab labelled "Boot Sequence," hit "Enter."

  4. 4

    Wait for your boot sequence menu to load. Take a moment to inspect your current boot order. Use the "+" and "-" keys on your keyboard to move the option labelled "CD-ROM Drive" to the top of the boot order list.

  5. 5

    Hit the "Esc" key on your keyboard. When asked if you want to save changes, select "Yes" and exit BIOS. Wait while your computer restarts. Your computer will now boot from any bootable disk you insert in your CD-ROM.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid making changes to your settings in BIOS, because you can harm your computer if you are unsure of what you are doing.

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