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Re: Want to Boot from dvd ROM
When the pc in post usually on dells bios there is a boot menu option it is usually f12 if you don't know what your doing in the bios it is not a good place to test your skills after pressing F12 just choose cd rom for boot
Thanks for replying Jose! Pressing F-12 does allow the choice for the PC to boot from the internal CD Rom or an external USB CD Rom drive. Unfortunately, it does not recognize the external USB port DVD Drive. I believe that this BIOS simply will not recognize the USB DVD during the boot-up process. It does "see" it immediately after the Windows boot so perhaps the driver just doesn't load until Windows does.
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Hi Fyamine, While booting go into the BIOS, use either the dedicated keys or +/- to enable/disable the CD ROM boot ( in the Advanced section of device management), then go into the advanced boot tab and change the boot order (it should be CD->HDD->Pxe->Disabled by Default). After that, restart the server and wait for it to boot from the disk.
Boot (power off/on) and go into the BIOS (Usually hit F2 as it powers on and the white bar goes across the bottom for self test). F2 will probably be listed as an option along the top (right). You only have a limited time to hit the key.
One of the menus should show what devices are connected (CD, hard drives). Make sure the system sees you're hard drive and CD-DVD. If the CD/DVD is not listed anywhere I would guess it is not installed correctly. I am not sure if the 620 will support an external USB C/DVD. This is another option and again, boot order would have to be changed.
Another menu has boot order. Make sure CD/DVD is at top of the list since you stated the drive is blank. I would make sure hard drive is second in the list. Save/Exit BIOS
To change your boot device you must change the setting in you BIOS.
To do this restart your computer and press delete repeatedly. When you are in the BIOS search for Boot Priority within the different tabs. To set you DVD Drive as the boot device make sure it replaces the CD Drive. Set the DVD Drive as the first priority and your Hard drive as the second boot priority. Save the settings and exit.
This will enable you to boot from your DVD Drive if a bootable disc is present in the drive.
you either have the boot priority in the bios off or you have improperly cabled your hard drive . perhaps you set it to boot to cd while installing the operating system and forgot to change the order back.
The floppy drive does not have to be present for the system to boot (if set to "not installed" in bios)
your boot devices are your cd/dvd rom and your harddrive.
Seeing as you've recently replaced the power supply , ime assuming you didnt dismantle the whole computer , just the power leads coming from the power supply, which means you only moved power , not data cables.
This would be the first thing to check -- power to the harddrive and cd rom, the 4 pin connector that sometimes connects to the motherboard and any data cables you might have bumped while changing the power cables. check these things and post here again.
did you change the order in the bios setinbg?put the 1st device for boot to be the CD/DVD-rom not HARD drive, to get into bios try F2., ESC, ,F12 . and in the bios setup change the order put 1st boot device to be CD/DVD-rom, then try again to setup Windows.
try this first. (If I am understanding you correctly).
Power on the PC, press the Delete key every two seconds untill the boot menu loads. Go to the title, Boot. Set you're boot device's in the correct order. They should be listed as follows.
1st Boot device Floppy drive. (If a floppy drive is connected).
2nd Boot device CD-ROM/DVD drive.
3rd Boot device Hard drive.
(If you're CD-ROM drive is not listed in the bios main menu, than you're CD-ROM drive is not connected correctly). Please check the CD-ROM data cable is firmly & correctly connected), also check the power cable is firmly connected). If you are using more than one CD/DVD-ROM drive on the same data cable, check that you are listing the correct CD/DVD drive in the boot order. To change the drive's order while in the Boot menu, see page 34 in you're manual.
If the above does not address you're problem, please describe the issue/problem again.
If I can help you further, feel free to post. Suggestions & comments welcomed.