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My dell desktop doesn't start or boot from cd rom

Hello,
Due to the recent update from microsoft, the window vista seems crashed out.  It has not been booting up and looping to restart since the recent update.  I've even tried to reinstall the window by booting up the window cd from cd rom drive, however it has failed as well.  The screen went completely black and I do not hear any cd rom running sounds at all.
Why would be the best alternative solution to fix booting my window when CD rom is not available?

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    thanks for your response. Ya i did what you told me, but still black out. The cd rom doesn't run either. What should be the next option? Thanks in advance.

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    Have you tried the last know good configuration?

    If not tap F8 as the machine is starting
    When it gives you a menu choose that option
    Then see if you can log in normally.


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Try to boot from safe mode it will work definately.and then try system restore to take your system to the previous state when it was worked fine.(select the date when the system works fine in the system restore).

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First, power up your computer. next, press f12 on the keyboard. finally, press cd-rom device.

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Basically you need to go to Bios to change your "Boot device pripority". Please follow these steps to do this.

Please follow these steps to install XP on your PC.

1. Please start your PC with power button. At the very first screen, at the left down corner, you will see the button to be pressed to go to Setup i.e. Bios of the PC. For most of the PCs , it is delete button. For some of them, it is F2 also. So, after starting the PC press Del to go into setup.

2. After you enter setup of the PC, please go to Advance bios setup.

3. There you select Boot device priority.

4. here the first boot device priority should be CD ROM, then the HDD. Please see the instructions given at right down corner and select this priority.

5. After you rightly selected boot device priority as given above, Press F10 to save the changes and then press F12 to exit.

6. Now the PC will restart again, but be sure that you put win XP cd in the drive before it restarts.

7. Now you will see a note that : press any key to boot from CD ROM, so please press any key.

8. The PC will boot from the CD ROM now , now you can follow the instructions given on the screen.

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