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I want to run a Dban disk, but nothing I select from the BIOS menu actually boots the computer from the DVD drive containing the disk. I have an ancient Gateway 838GM with Windows xp

How do I, step-by-step for and idiot, run a CD I burned Dban onto with my Gateway 838GM old box?

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Make sure the first option in BIOS boot options is the CD\DVD drive. If it is not you need to move it to the top of the list (usually the +- keys).

If it is already at the top of the list then the problem is that the disk inserted is not formatted correctly to be booted from. If no CD\DVD drive shows up in the BIOS then the drive is not able to be booted from period

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