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Having problem with operating system disc....can get to advanced bios menu but do not know what to change the priority of.... first 2 items on the menu won't let me change priority value and the 3rd choice is already on cdrom

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For some BIOSes 'enter' key changes the boot priority, other use '+' and '-' keys to change boot priority or PgUp and PgDown to change it. Try all 3 or when you get to advanced settings check the help menu by pressing the correspondent key listed on the lower part of the BIOS screen, most of the time is 'F1' key.

Note: Arrow keys changes drive selection.

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There should be a boot menu command at start up just like you entered the system bios, i believe the e machine boot command is F12 that will give you the opportunity to boot from what ever you want on that boot only. so in your case of course you would scroll down to cd and hit enter. press any key to boot hit any key and boot.

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