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I have an older ibm aptiva desktop that has a missing or corrutt file, im trying to boot from my cd to fix or reformat the hard drive. my problem is i dont know the key to boot to cd, hope you can help, thanks chris

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  • arh55555 Nov 30, 2008

    THE F1 F12 DEL GOT ME TO THE SCREEN BUT WHEN I PRESS A KEY IT JUST BEEPS

  • arh55555 Nov 30, 2008

    I HAVE THE KEY NOW BUT WHEN I PRESS A KEYSTROKE IT JUST BEEPS

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Firstly open ur bios press f1 /del/f11 at pc startup going to boot option then select ur cd/dvd rom. save your bios setup then after restart.press ur setup cd inur rom drive.

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When u power up the computer press DEL or F2 or F10 F12 key to enter bios setup.
then go to boot option then set your dvd or cd as first boot device.

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