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The laptop boots to the DVD function and shows nothing but movies

The laptop boots to the DVD function. I can not access my hard drive. It operates as a DVD player with a screen attached.

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You need to reconfigure your startup options in bios when you restart hit f2

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Before buying a new optical drive, try a last-throw solution. Remove the optical drive and power up the computer. Then switch it off. Refit the optical drive and power up the computer, which may detect the refitted optical drive.

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Turn the computer off and press the power button to reboot it. Notice the screen and watch for which key it says to hit to change the Boot Order or Boot Sequence. You have to hit that key when you see the message otherwise it will be to late and you will need to start over. Select the Hard Drive and let it boot up. This is a temporary change and only good for this boot cycle. You'll have to do it each time you boot or you can make it permanent.

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Normally you want to boot from the CD/DvD drive 1st then the Hard Drive 2nd. This is the best way because if the hard drive ever goes bad you can put a operating system disc or repair disc into the drive and boot from it.

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try this
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