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My Dell 1400sc wont boot from cd, even after changing the boot order in bios. Pressing F12 does not bring up a boot menu either.

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It might not be the reading the OS from the CD. The CD would either be corrupted, scratched or dirty. Try using a differnt CD, and i m sure it would work.

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