Tip & How-To about Compaq (200356-001) (  200356-001) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

If Cannot Boot to Media From Optical Drive

· Confirmed the CD is bootable and has been pressed commercially.
· Verified that the drive is detected by the BIOS.
· The drive is seen by BIOS.
· All onscreen instructions are being followed.
· Verified the boot sequence is configured correctly.
· Reset System Setup (BIOS) defaults and cleared NVRAM on your Dell Dimension system.
· Flashed the BIOS to the most current version available.
· Reseated the CD drive cables.
· Swapped with a known good drive.
· There is no drive available to swap.
· Replaced the optical drive.
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Dilip Bagdi
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