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Reinstall from the recovery disks

I am trying to install my recovery disks but my dvdcd is not working so I need to do this from an external dvdcd drive. I can not get onto the bios to change the bootup sequence

this is on a sony Vaio VGN-S5vp/b laptop

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To ge into de BIOS hit:

Sony: (F3) while you are starting the PC, then (F2) or (F1)

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