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Help I got a dell latitude d400 and I need to make some changes installing a new software. But.... I don't know how to connect the external cd rom to the notebook. The cable is not a usb cord, and it says that it plugs on the side, but theres nothing but the dlink for wireless network. Can you help? Thanks

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Look at the picture below. It plugs into the D/Bay connector on the left near the rear of the laptop.


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My dell latitude c400 will not boot from external cd rom or the brand new hard drive i need to put windows xp on it but it will not boot from anything can you helpnow i have found i have no drivers...

try other known good windows installer. if it boot, then the problem is in xp installer, if it not. try other external cd-rom drive. also be sure the disc rom drive are dvd rom drive because a cd rom drive cannot read dvd disc but a dvd rom drive can read cd rom disc installer

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How do you re-boot the latitude D400 laptop

by rebooting you must mean wiping out and starting fresh? installing a new operating system. you need either the dell factory recovery disks and start the computer up on the disks. with disks inserted follow to the load from cd promptg if not start over and when the computer turns on tap del key and change boot order settings to prompt boot from a cd dvd drive before a hard drive or any device. this way it will check for operating systems in the cd before the hard drive. then continue installing your choice of factory or updated operating system enter the serial number etc etc as it prompts. it should take about one to two hours beginning to end.

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Hi there.
Go into the bios of the computer, this is usually F2 on start up, go to boot options/priority and set the first boot device to USB, (make sure the external drive is connected). Save the changes and exit the bios, the computer will restart and boot from the external.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!!

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Your best bet is going to be an external CD Drive. I assume you have all of the disks that Dell sent with the computer.

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