Sony Vaio VGN-NR498E Troubleshoot Help

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    Hello. I'm having trouble booting my Sony laptop from my CD. I already searched online for answers but they haven't helped. I'm attempting to run a Windows Vista installation disk on my laptop and I need it to boot from that disk. I am not sure how to get that to work though. In my Boot menu, I'm searching for which item to set as first in boot priority. I have no listed CD/ROM option, but I do have internal optical drive. Is that the option I need to use? If so, I already tried that but my laptop will boot to a screen that says "Operating System not found". What can I do?
     
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    Welcome to the laptop forums site

    Press the power button then F2 if not try this

    Before you press the power button, PRESS and HOLD the ASSIST button and then the power button. Now you get the menu you want.

    In the bios settings you will be able to alter it's boot sequence.
     
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    Hi, thanks for replying. I know how to get into the BIOS, that's not the question I was asking. I was asking about how to boot from a Windows Vista installation disc I purchased. There's supposed to be a thing called "CD/ROM" in boot order menu but there isn't. How do I make the laptop boot from the disc I bought? Thanks.
     
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    Hi

    It seems that others have had this problem with different sony bios.

    Take a look at this article for more methods.

    Http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/69361-35-vaio-boot
     
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    Thanks for providing that link, I think it's helped, only for one little problem: It seems I need to set my laptop to legacy mode, and I don't have an ASSIST button to do that. Any ideas on how this could be set?
     
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    It may be in the bios settings?
     
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    Nope, I already checked and the legacy boot settings are not in the Bios settings as they should be. My laptop model seems to be a very tricky one lol.

    I'm thinking there's not much to do but take it to a repair shop, what would you advise me to do? Or is there a third method of getting the laptop to boot from DVD? Thanks.
     
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    Why not see if there's a sony online forum that can help.

    I've give it a good try.
     
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    I will do so. Thanks for your help.
     
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