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Your computer's BIOS is an critical part of your system when it comes to hardware integration. This especially true when it comes to setting up hard drives and optical DVD drives. You can access your BIOS settings menu during the boot process of your computer. Different computers have different protocols when it comes to accessing the BIOS settings but many can be accessed by pressing "F1" or the "Delete" key before the operating system is loaded up. Consult your computer's documentation or pay close attention to your boot prompts displayed on the screen to enter the BIOS settings menu.
Turn on or restart your computer system. Press the appropriate key during POST in order to load the BIOS settings screen. You will have a short window of opportunity to press the appropriate key before the operating system loads. Search your BIOS menu settings for the appropriate menu concerning your attached hard drives and CD/DVD drives. If you are not sure where to navigate, consult your computer's owner manual. Check the drive menu to see if your DVD drive is listed. Many BIOS manufacturers give the user the option to scan for attached drives if the component does not appear to be listed. If the DVD drive does not appear after the hardware scan, turn off and disconnect your computer, take off the case cover and double check the data and power connections to the drive. Check the jumper settings on the back of the drive if it is of the IDE variety; SATA drives do not have any jumpers to set. There are three jumper settings for IDE based DVD drives: "Master", "Slave", and "Cable Select". Make sure the jumper is set to "Cable Select". Put the computer back together and plug it in. Turn on the computer and re-enter the appropriate BIOS settings menu. If the DVD drive shows up on your drive list, your computer has recognized it properly. Enter the boot settings menu of your BIOS. Change the boot order of your DVD drive to the first position so the computer will read it first during start up. This step is optional; however, you may wish to have this arrangement in case your computer needs to be started from a DVD boot disk later.
Do you mean it won't pick the disc? If so, try
F10 it should also give you a boot menu if you don't see press any key to boot from cd... The other option is boot into BIOS and change your boot order. CD-ROM/DVD should be the 1st option.
won't boot at all? it's probably the BIOS settings go to the BIOS settings by pressing F8 or DEL go to advanced settings look for "boot device priority" or something like that set the first priority device as your harddisk save & exit,restart,happy computing
the "boot device priority" maybe not placed on advanced setting,each BIOS has different interfaces,just look for something like that,it's easy
Possibly a bios problem if the bios is not set to boot from a cd/dvd. Press Delete key or F2 as soon as you switch on, or whichever key it needs to get in to the bios. Change the boot option to boot from CD/DVD first. Save settings and exit.
Some computers have a one time boot menu which lets you boot from whichever drive you like just for that time. Usually F11, F12, F2.
Turn on the machine, press F12 once the Dell splash screen is displayed, the boot menu will show up. From the Boot Menu, use up-down arrow keys on the keyboard and highlight the CD/DVD/CD-RW and press Enter.You will see another menu, select "Boot from Cd-Rom" and press enter to select it. The system will boot up from the CD-Rom. Please note that this settings is only for one time boot, once the system is restarted, the boot sequence will be restored to the previous saved settings. If you wish to set it from the Bios, enter the Bios settings by hitting F2 or Delete (should be shown at the bottom of the Dell splash screen) while you see the Dell Splash Screen. In the Bios settings menu, go to Boot options and make the changes with the boot sequence.
For that you need to set first boot device as cd/dvd rom in bios. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or del or aLT+F2 key to enter in bios. Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as cd/dv rom then save settings and exit from bios. Then it will boot with windows disk. If it still not boot then make sure your cd/dvd rom and windows disk is perfect. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Depending on what bios it has it may not show the cd drive. All you can do is set it to auto or if it has the option to cd or atapi. Then set the boot order so that the cd is looked at before the hard drive and you should then boot off of the cd.
Dear friend for go BIOS some computers Need to preess DEL, Some Computer need to Press F1, Some Computer need to pree F2. you didnt write about your computer... One solution i have ... Press DELL+F1+F2 At starting your sustem... Here is two option to find out Boot Sequence from BIOS.... some BIOS Have Independent Boot Menu.. IN Boot menu you may see boot sequence... there you have change it. For Other Option You may go the Advanced BIOS Setting Option There you may find First boot device, Second Boot device..... Or Boot sequence.... find out your solution...
For Master And slave..setting in CD/DVD rom ..
set jumper.. near ide or sata cable... for setting as Master...
Set jumper After Master jumper... for setting as slave..
try to boot the windows from external DVD or CD ROM on USB if you have acces to your BIOS set the bios to boot from USB. i think your CD/DVD rom is not working properly, or is no booting from it bios is not setup corectly.