I HAVE A DELL 100L LAPTOP I CANNOT ACCES THE BIOS TO CHANGE TO BOOT SEQUENCE AND I HAVE TRIED THE F12 OPTION TO BUT I ONLY GET HDD BOOT OR INTERNAL NO CD BOOT OPTIONS. THE BIOS ARE PASSWORD PROTECTED AND I CANT REMEMER IT PLEASE HELP ME SOMEBODY
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Re: NO BOOT OPTIONS FROM CD
Simple if you need to format your system then insert the windows xp cd in a normal mode and go to installation and it will ask for the an upgrade or fresh installation select fresh installation no need to enter bios this reboots your system via cd and let youformat your machine.
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Press the Delete key during start up, to enter its bios settings window. At boot sequence selection, select CD ROM as first boot device, Hard disc to second boot device, and deselect all other boot devices. Means, there should be only CD ROM and Hard disc as boot devices, as said above, in sequence. Select 'Save and reboot' at the bios option, the computer will restart with hard disc; provided there is no CD at CD ROM. Gopakumar Gopalan Google
as sonn as you turn on your unit continuously press F12 before the windows logo shows. this will take you to bios where you can change boot options. Make your cd/dvd/ the first pop in disk save settings and exit unit will reboot then tell you to press a key to boot from disk you only have about 3 seconds before pc boots normally
HI Joe. It's likely you have a virus. Or could be just a corrupted section of the hard drive. The F8 is what gets you to the black screen with the differnt boot options. F2 or Del button gets you in the the BIOS or start up instrutions for the PC. F 12 will get you boot device options. The F12 or F2 needs to be pressed before it ever gets to try starting windows. So when you first power on, immediately start tapping the F12 about once a second. This should bring up a menu of which items/ device, to start from. [If you get a stuck key message just clear it and continue tapping F12 or start over] I would suggest you use the windos CD and choose the CD device to boot from, then it will recognize the CD drive. You could follow the CD start up options to peform a repair of windows. If you do a repair, then you should also perform a virus scan immediately after. If after all that, you still have issues, then it's likely the hard drive itself is bad or going bad and you should look at replaceing it. Good luck.
You should use the bootable Windows XP CD to start the installation.
To do that, you must first enter the BIOS in the Boot Options select the DVD drive as first (so that it will boot from CD/DVD first, instead of the hard disk). Save and Exit, insert the bootable Windows XP CD in the drive and when prompted to do so, "press any key to boot from CD-Rom".
Hope the above helps.
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