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Unable to boot from cd

I am unable to boot from CD to be able to reinstall the OS
Machine goes automatically to the RAID and boots the currently installed OS.
I already installed the latest BIOS with no change in the results.

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Change the boot sequence first priority to cd and next to harsddisk.....

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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