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Re: nx6110 boot issues
Try using an external CD drive. Some machines will allow you to boot from an external and some won't. If yours does and the external will boot from the CD, then your CD drive is bad. Usually it's the optical eye that goes out on these, unfortunately you have to replace the whole thing.
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press F2 when you restart your laptop but for desktop press DEL when your computer is starting up to get it to the BIOS then look for BOOT OPTION the make the USB CDROM on top to make it the first boot.
insert your Windows Operating System CD and restart your computer then press F8 multiple times and it will give you option to select CD ROM to boot from
Turn on the machine, press F12 once the Dell splash screen is displayed, the boot menu will show up. From the Boot Menu, use up-down arrow keys on the keyboard and highlight the CD/DVD/CD-RW and press Enter.You will see another menu, select "Boot from Cd-Rom" and press enter to select it. The system will boot up from the CD-Rom. Please note that this settings is only for one time boot, once the system is restarted, the boot sequence will be restored to the previous saved settings. If you wish to set it from the Bios, enter the Bios settings by hitting F2 or Delete (should be shown at the bottom of the Dell splash screen) while you see the Dell Splash Screen. In the Bios settings menu, go to Boot options and make the changes with the boot sequence.
Please restart the computer and press the F2 Key to enter BIOS Setup. Then follow the onscreen instructions to locate the Menu for Boot Configuration to select First Boot Device as the CD-ROM Drive or DVD-ROM Drive. Then select F10 Key to save the changes and Exit. Now insert any bootable Operating System Disc and restart the computer to boot from the CD.
your drive is not being read,
have you set BIOS to boot from CD ROM,
is your CD ROM working,
is your XP CD working
Do the following
1 go to BIOS and re-set to BOOT from CD ROM
2 use another copy of XP/Win98/Vista etc to verify if CR ROM is reading the CDs else...
if you doubt CD ROM drive has a problem....
3 use a USB external CD ROM, and to do that u need to re-set the BIOS to boot from USB CD ROM
Some computers allow you to select an alternate boot device by pressing the F12 key as you boot up.
If your computer doesn't have this option then go into the BIOS configuration and change the boot order and make the CD-ROM the first boot device and the hard drive the second boot device.
Basically you need to go to Bios to change your "Boot device pripority". Please follow these steps to do this.
Please follow these steps to install XP on your PC.
Please start your PC with power button. At the very first screen, at
the left down corner, you will see the button to be pressed to go to
Setup i.e. Bios of the PC. For most of the PCs , it is delete button.
For some of them, it is F2 also. So, after starting the PC press Del to
go into setup.
2. After you enter setup of the PC, please go to Advance bios setup.
3. There you select Boot device priority.
here the first boot device priority should be CD ROM, then the HDD.
Please see the instructions given at right down corner and select this
5. After you rightly selected boot device priority as given above, Press F10 to save the changes and then press F12 to exit.
6. Now the PC will restart again, but be sure that you put win XP cd in the drive before it restarts.
7. Now you will see a note that : press any key to boot from CD ROM, so please press any key.
8. The PC will boot from the CD ROM now , now you can follow the instructions given on the screen.
Go to your bios and make the cd rom the first boot disk. To get into the bios, usually del key when booting gets you in. Once you boot from the xp disk, follow the prompts until you get to the screen to hit f8, on the next screen hit R and the system will do a repair with out changing any of your settings. Be sure to go to Microsoft and run the XP updates.
Hi Dobssand, the most common reason for a CD-ROM (With a Windows CD in it) does not start to load is the motherboard's bios is not set correctly. While in the bios go to the title Boot & enter boot order. This is a common boot order for a PC. 1st boot device = [Floppy disk drive] 2nd boot device = [CD-ROM drive] (Model number of the CD-ROM drive). 3rd boot device = [Primary Hard Disk Drive] (Model number of drive). Second most common reason is the data cable to the CD-ROM drive is loose or not fully connected either at the CD-ROM or at the motherboard. (Check it). If you choose not to enter your bios, you can still get the CD-ROM drive to boot the Win CD in this fashion. Load the Win CD into the CD-ROM drive. Power off the system. Than power on the system & start to press the F8 key once every two seconds. Windows "Please select boot device:" window will open. Using your keyboards up & down arrow keys high-light the CD-ROM drive that has the win CD in it & press the enter key. Windows should start to load. If you receive an error message stating windows can not find your hard disk drive. Than you must enter your bios & go to the title Boot. Your hard disk drive is not listed in the boot order section. Worst case! Your hard disk drive may be faulty. Find the manufactures name printed on a large white sticker on once side of the HDD. Go to the manufactures web site & download their drive setup software so you can create a bootable floppy disk. This will allow you to check/test the HDD & format it for a windows installation. Or is this not the issue you are having? Good luck! Mike
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You should set the first boot to redirect to the cd ROM boot.
Go to the bios setup by pressing " F2" or "DElete" and first boot.
In there find the boot sequence or boot order something like that and set it to cd rom (pls follow the screen instruction when selecting some option) . after selecting the boot order press "F10" to save and exit.
some PC you can select by pressing "F9" and the first boot and you will be directed to the boot selection automatically.
may this help:
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