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Change bios to read from cdrom instead of h/drive

I need to either repair or reformat my h/drive on my dell 5100 pc, so need detailed inst's how to do it, getting into the bios to change sequence to read from the xp install disc etc etc, many thanks, i spent 4hrs last night just trying to get the damm thing to read from cdrom instead of the h/drive, PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • STENTON0 Dec 09, 2008

    can you be a bit more precise as to how to change the boot order. [ i got into the bios, but its nothing like my other pc, that one was simple to do]

  • STENTON0 Dec 09, 2008

    many thanks leecom72, i'll try that after work this atf'n, any probs i'll get back to you, thanks again......

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Ok, to get into the bios you need to hit F2 when the computer first starts up, when in the bios change boot order to CD drive, save settings and exit, the computer will reboot and you should be able to boot from CD. Any probz post back

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    Ok, when in the bios you will see a boot option, choose the CD drive and hit F6 unit the CD drive gets to the top of the boot order, you may have to press escape to exit or F10 to save the changes.
    any problems post back please

    regards


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    no problems, just post back when you are ready to do it and i'll be here to help

    kind regards


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