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Ok, well i wiped the hard drive and i need to reinstall **** windows... but i went into the boot sequence to select the cd rom to read the windows disk but it says that no boot device available what to do? I have no idea and Dell wants money to help me and i said screw that Dell and windows sucks anyway but i need to fix this problem can anyone help?

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  • suzkibikeman Feb 26, 2009

    yeah did that and it says no boot device available and it's driving me crazy cause i did that and it repeats the same thing 

  • suzkibikeman Feb 26, 2009

    yes i ran the hardware dig and everything passed

  • suzkibikeman Feb 26, 2009

    **** Windows XP Home Edition!! I hate Windows

  • suzkibikeman Feb 26, 2009

    I ran the Hardware Diag. And the cdrom passed both of them and when i pit the cd in it reads it but for some reason it won't boot from the drive and i can't fig it out??

  • chinthaka Jayasinghe
    chinthaka Jayasinghe May 11, 2010

    seems to me that you optical drive does not read the XP CD. do you see the rom LED light up?

  • peeface
    peeface May 11, 2010

    what version of windows?

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Yes, I agree with your comments about Dell. Windows... hopefully your using XP. Anyway, you mentioned that you "went into the boot sequence to select the cd rom..." I'm assuming that you're talking about the bios settings? Were you able to get into the bios settings and select the cd rom as the first boot device? You should be able to press the F12, F11, maybe F2 or whatever button the screen tells you to press to access the bios. Once your in the bios screen, find the screen where it says something about boot sequence. Thats where you'll select the cd rom as the FIRST boot device. Make sure your Winders cd is in the cd rom, press the F10 key, and select OK. It should boot into the Windows Iinstallation screen.

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    VonZeppelen Feb 26, 2009

    I think the XP cd is actually a DVD. Is your rom drive a cd or a dvd rom?

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Try restarting the computer, then tap F2 to go into the setup. In the boot menu, see if cdrom is the first boot device listed. If it's not, use the arrow keys to move it to the first boot device. Save that setting and exit, then try to boot from disk.

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