IBM Aptiva Won't Boot From CD
by bluemeanie123 - 2/3/13 9:26 AM
I have an old IBM Aptiva model 2174-595 and I can't get it to boot from CD. What I want to do is reformat and reinstall a fresh copy of XP but I need to boot from CD to do that. I have checked BIOS and it is set to boot from optical drive first and 1st IDE HD second but it always just goes to the old Windows startup. I have disconnected and reconnected all of the cables. I know the DVD drive works since it runs fine after Windows starts. I know the IBM is old but I'm just using it in my garage.