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How can i boot my dell studio from cdrom so i can reinsall from external drive?

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Hi,

To boot from CD-ROM just keep tapping "F12" as you turn the computer on. Advanced boot manager will come up. Using the arrow keys, select CD/DVD/ODD. Your computer should boot from CD-ROM.

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Posted on May 21, 2011

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Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and watch for the message:
PRESS <blah> TO ENTER SETUP MODE

Press the <blah> key.
Change the "boot-order" to select the CD-ROM as the "first" boot-device.
Put the CD disk into the CD-ROM device.
Save/Exit from SETUP MODE.

Watch the computer boot from the CD-ROM device.

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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.


Let me know if you need further help.

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Posted on May 21, 2011

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