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I have an e-machine, my hard drive was corrupted, thus I just replaced the same, I have to re-install all the software from the recovery disc. I have installed th hard drive, when I press the power button the computer dose start, in order to install the software, I have to install it thru DVD / CD drive. The DVD / CD would not work. I did chage the cable, I did open the DVD drive manually, but the same will not work. Let me know what should I do, in order to reinstall, I have to make sure the DVD/CD drive works.

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1. Make sure the two cables are installed in the back of the optical drive.
2. When you start your computer, press the key that it tells you to go into system setup or BIOS. From there, you need to find the boot device and/or boot order option and select the optical drive as the first boot device.
3. Press F10 to save and exit, making sure the first recovery disc is in the optical drive.
4. Save and exit; your computer should boot now from the optical drive.

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