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Want to Boot from dvd ROM

I have optiplex GX280 tryed to change the boot order, it changed but infornt of CD BOOT it shows (Not present) but the DVD Rom is working, just want to reinstall windows

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  • al3xdc Feb 21, 2009

    hello,
    i have the same problem...
    i can not boot from an external dvd-rom drive.
    in windows, the drive is recognized, no problem, but i can't boot from it.
    i tried all bios options: boot sequence, enableedit usb options, cd, dvdboot... nothing works.
    if i plug the dvdrom in the usb drive it starts (blinking led,), but nothin else
    don't know what do to....

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    This didn't work as the only external CD is listed, not external DVD. Any other ideas?

    Thanks,
    PJ

  • John Namias Mar 19, 2009

    I tried to change the system BIOS sertting but the listing specifically states "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive". The BIOS Boot list does not include USB DVD drives. Is there another BIOS update for this PC?

    Thanks,
    PJ

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    solution is IT WONT WORK! buy an internal

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    What happens when you try to boot from the windows cd?

  • Teet Bergmann May 11, 2010

    do u have orig. cd or self writen

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When the pc in post usually on dells bios there is a boot menu option it is usually f12
if you don't know what your doing in the bios it is not a good place to test your skills after pressing F12 just choose cd rom for boot

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I have optiplex GX520 tryed to change the boot order, it changed but infornt of CD BOOT it shows (Not present) but the DVD Rom is working, just want to reinstall windows

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Thanks for replying Jose! Pressing F-12 does allow the choice for the PC to boot from the internal CD Rom or an external USB CD Rom drive. Unfortunately, it does not recognize the external USB port DVD Drive. I believe that this BIOS simply will not recognize the USB DVD during the boot-up process. It does "see" it immediately after the Windows boot so perhaps the driver just doesn't load until Windows does.

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U can change the boot order in bios under boot and boot sequence. if it doesnt boot control is the cd rom rightly connected.

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Start-system
del key or f2
bios setting
advance bios setting
boot sequence -dvd rom
first bootable device
f10 to save and exit

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Click here to enter your service tag and to find out if your PC is under warranty. If it is then call Dell and your're good to go.
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/details?c=us&l=en&s=gen
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http://www.mss.net/Links/DellDocs/OptiGX260/UserGuide/advtshoo.htm
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