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Changing the BIOS

I need to change the BIOS to read CD Rom so I can run a scrubber program. I have a DELL Dimension 8200. Can you tell me how to change this.

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    Peter Steiert May 11, 2010

    You will need to find out what type of motherboard your system holds. Then go to the manufacturer's website (of the motherboard, not the computer) and find the latest BIOS for your motherboard's version.

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To boot the computer from the cd


Turn off the computer and then turn the computer on
again.
3 When the blue Dell logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down
the computer and try again.
4 Use the arrow keys to select the CD-ROM option, and then press
<Enter>.

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Hi,

1.Try updating your firmware by contacting Dell technical support.
2.Try Calling a Local Technician To check for loose connection or Check it your self.
3.Reset your BIOS Settiongs

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