Boot from CD stalls

  SparkyJack 07:37 19 May 14

Attempting a system change on a Win8 machine.

Boot up CD drive runs

A flicker of the new system intro screen shows

Then the drive stops and machine boots to default .

Legacy monde in place.

Any ideas?

  Ian in Northampton 08:30 19 May 14

I'm guessing you've done the standard thing of giving the CD a good rub with a soft cloth?

  SparkyJack 09:38 19 May 14

Will do.

It is a 'new ISO burn to DVD

  Ian in Northampton 11:23 19 May 14

It may also be worth re-burning the DVD at the slowest speed your drive will allow.

  onthelimit1 11:47 19 May 14

When you say 'system change', do mean a reinstall? If so, that can be done without a CD using windows 8's own restore partition?

  SparkyJack 12:56 19 May 14

On the limit

You were right ,note were

The idea was to dual boot with a Linux option

How ever instead of dual it has 'killed' Win8 --no loss it is ahorrible. System.

  onthelimit1 16:37 19 May 14

Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell to make it look like W7 is fine!

  SparkyJack 17:41 19 May 14

Sorted Legacy mode 'kicked in'

Ubuntu 14 'live disk' loaded

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