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Dell 530S will not boot to the cd


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#1 scayne62

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:45 PM

I am working on a Dell 530S and it has become infected with a virus, I ma trying to reinstall the OS but the machine will not boot to the cd. I have never ran into this issue before. I have checked all the simple things. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:40 PM

What's the error message?

Have you checked the system support page at the Dell website?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:31 PM

have you set (in the bios) the cd/dvd to be in the 1st boot order?
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#4 Allan

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:40 PM

The only reasons a system will not boot to a cd or dvd are:

1) The optical drive is not the first device in the bios boot order or
2) The disk is not bootable or
3) The disk is bad or
4) The drive is bad

Edited by Allan, 14 February 2011 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

On a Dell you can usually hit F12 during POST and it will bring you to a boot menu, from there you can choose a boot device.




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