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I bought a dell opti flex 260 from auction, started installing the operating disc, computer became un plugged and when I tried to continue installing the operating disc to finish, it says error loading operating disc and just stays there.

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  • orlanthial Jun 29, 2009

    I'm not good fixing computers.. please hepl me understand what it means to (go into the bios and set the first boot device to the CD/DVD rom)

  • orlanthial Jun 29, 2009

    I've tried that lots of times. Sometimes the error message comes on when I first turn on the computer or it will do that after I select for cd rom, press enter and then the erroe message will appear, any other suggestions? Thanks your assistance is greatly appreciated!



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You will have to start from scratch again because of the power outage, if you go into the bios and set the first boot device to the CD/DVD rom you should be able to reinstall the operating system no problem.


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    Lee Hodgson Jun 29, 2009

    When the Dell logo appears, press the key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap several times at the Dell logo screen.

    When the Boot Menu appears, highlight the CD/DVD
    drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or "CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the
    list and press .

    Then you can proceed to install the OS



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