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How to configure theh bios to boot to cd

Hi, my dell latitude c 610 doesn't want to boot to cd. my windows is crash and i want to repair it but when i inserted the win cd and pressed f 12 i don't see the option cd/dvd rom, i see internal hdd, cardbus nic, onboard nic, diagnostics. please tell me how to configure the bios to boot to cd. thank you

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  • beaugerossin May 22, 2009

    I do that, when i press f 12 i don't see the option cd/dvd

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Try getting into the BIOS setup routine. It may take F1 or F10 just after you start the power and hear a single beep. Then hit the Function key. Once you get into the BIOS setup, look for the setup area in which you can determine in what order your PC will look to boot. As in 1-HDD, 2-FDD, 3-CD, 4-USB Flash Memory and so on. You may have the CD boot turned off altogether, and will need to simply toggle it back on.

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When u power up the computer press "del" or F2 to enter in bios
then go t o boot option set first boot device as dvd drive then presss F10 then save all settings then it boot with dvd or cd

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    kishor May 22, 2009

    when u power up the computer press "del" or F2 to enter in bios
    then go t o boot option set first boot device as dvd drive then presss F10 then save all settings then it boot with dvd or cd


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