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M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2012-10-17, 2:24 AM

I am trying to install Win XP SP3 on the M92p (tiny) but I am unable to boot from external DVD that was shipped with the device from Lenovo. I've tried a number of BIOS options but no matter what the drive is excluded from the boot order. I've also tried updating the BIOS which returned the same result.

 

Any ideas why? Is there something I'm overlooking?

 

In the meantime I'm figuring out USB Boot as it appears to allow a boot from a USB Key.

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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2012-10-18, 10:27 AM
what is the boot order of your device? also which external DVD are you using?

Also is your Win XP SP3 retail edition or OEM edition??
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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2012-10-19, 23:33 PM

Current boot order is:

 

1- USB FDD

2- USB KEY

3- SATA1 WDC HDD

4- Network1 IBA GE

Excluded: USB HDD; USB CDROM

 

The issue is not the WinXP OS, but booting from the USB CDROM as the BIOS does not include the device in the boot order.

 

The external DVD being used is the ThinkCentre Tiny DVD Super Burner (Part # 0A65639) that came with the M92p device.
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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2012-10-19, 23:40 PM

Tried to include the device into the boot order? On older machines you select the device and press the ‘X’ key to that end.

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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2012-10-20, 0:41 AM

OMG! I can't believe I didn't know about the "X" option to add it to the boot order. All is well! Thank you so much szal, you're the best!

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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2015-04-01, 23:07 PM
In my current bios version, hitting the 'X' removes the option from the bios - hitting 'X' again does not bring it back. I cannot see any way to enable the booting of the USB CD-ROM setting. The key selection '/' is supposed to enable the bios setting but does not work - just beeps at me when pressed. Thx!
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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2015-04-01, 23:51 PM

Have you tried resetting the BIOS to the default settings?  

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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2015-04-03, 6:14 AM

Yes - the default settings exclude the USB CD-ROM device from the boot device list. Trying to move the drive into the boot portion simply removes the drive from the list. This is the behavior before and after resetting the bios. There is no change in this setting after the reset.

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Re: M92p (tiny) can't boot from external DVD

2017-02-02, 17:58 PM

Men!!!! You are a F$%&/() genius, you save my life with de "X" thanks a lot.

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