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I changed the boot order in the bios to boot from the cd first, but it won't. is there a key I can hit during boot up to get to the boot menu? I'm using a dell poweredge 1600sc

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F12 is the Dell boot menu key.

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In this area you should understand what you are doing. Any update of setupdata may prevent further restart. At least take note of values and changes. You exit setup via a question "update Y/N". Then the computer restarts.
Anyway, in the setup menu you may inspect the devices and see if you the system identifies the disk. If not it may come from a bad connection of hard disk (sata pins, ...) or from low level disk information (format information).
With setup menu you may get in the boot order menu, that allows for the selection of an alternate boot media. You may boot on an installation media, ( install DVD generally, like originall windows install DVD) in order to understand and repair the situation, or from a rescue system like UBCD. You may also try Ubuntu from the CD without installing, just to verify if you may see the disk in the configuration.

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hmm probably the boot from cd is not initiate ..go to bios settings and restore optimal factory defaults..after that rearrange the boot device order to boot first from cd..after that save changes and reboot.. ....make a boot-able cd with server 2003 ...(it is enough cause it will update to the latest if it is genuine ..) and when its done insert and will prompt you to press any key to boot from cd ..
for most of them pressing the F8 on during the boot will get you directly to the boot menu ..and selecting the device here will bypass the bios settings ..but not all supports this ..or have the same key for boot menu ..usually it is written on the screed near the key for bios..
anyway ..I will link a fully described step by step installation careful cause there are steps that are not a must to choice..but in general it almost like a Xp installation ..
the thing that keeps you in this moment is the boot device order..(probably the boot from cd is disabled in the bios)so ..go there and check ..and thats all..
here is the link to have something to consult with on the run ..

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when booting up keep tapping Delete or F2 it varies on different computers but it will say on the screen what button it is the enter the Bios settings or boot menu, if these ones dont work.
This should take you the the BIOS which most of the time is a blue screen with text on it and different option across the top.
Go to the section which indicates the Boot order. Follow the insturctions to change the order, you want your computer harddrive at the top and others like the CD drive and USB drive below it.
Hope this helps if you need any more info just ask.

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Make sure the BIOS is fully updated from the HP website. Most DL3-series servers supported booting from an external USB cd, try F10 or F12 at boot in order to bring up a boot menu.

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