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Dell pc will not boot up

The cd -dvd-rom is fried ,how can I boot up without it?

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Boot up how to new os loading / or just in reg windows that on it unplug cd rom out get new one

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    before u rank me lets talk what else is going on computer should boot up with out it ok do uunderstand maby bad mobo rate this as helpfull cuse i think u dont know what your doing and u should use chat line ok for one on one help thx nick

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  1. Connect your USB CD/DVD ROM to your computer.
  2. After connecting, you must start from boot up. so Reboot your computer.
  3. You must go to your bios settings, so during boot, press DELETE or if it doesn't work reboot again and try F2.
  4. Now once on the bios settings, search for the boot device, or boot priority.
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Power up the desktop and boot from the CD/DVD Rom.
Follow the prompts and use the Replace System choice in the menu.

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The solution to this issue would be to put in a DVD drive and try to boot from that.

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