CD drive won't read Vista 32-bit recovery disc

danman9

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Computer #1 crashes shortly after start-up so the disk had to be made on computer #2. The disk can be read on the computer #2 but not computer #1. The CD drive works fine. Does anyone know why it won't read the disk?
 

Terry60

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Have you got the BIOS set to boot from CD before HDD ?
 

Terry60

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"It can be read on the computer #2", but does it boot ?
If you have it in the tray when you power on does it say
"Press any key to boot from CD" ?
 

Terry60

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Staff member
Yes I know PC2 works OK, but will the CD you burned boot on that PC.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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Does the damaged PC have a combo CD/DVD drive?

Try burning it to a DVD instead then.
 

mqudsi

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OK, you have a bad drive. Your only other option is to use a USB stick.
 

mqudsi

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Great news! Congrats and glad we could help.
 
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