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Boot problem I had my harddrive wiped and formatted but when I try to install OS from cd it says no media detected. I put a new cd-rom in

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You may want to go into the bios setup and change the boot order to place the rom drive in front of the hard drive. You can also try the F12 key at boot time to change the boot location manually.

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Open your bios setup and check the cd rom is recognized and check the boot priority is set to allow to boot from the cd rom first.

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