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PC not booting from CD

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#1 Bob_Sacamano


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:53 AM

My desktop freezes at "Loading PBR for descriptor 2...done". I was able to resolve this once before by running the recovery console and using FIXBOOT.

I am trying to do the same again, but my PC will not boot from the reinstallation CD (which has the recovery console). I set the BIOS to boot from CD first. When I press F12 and select CD-ROM, it takes a while and finally says "no boot device available".

I was able to boot from the diagnostic CD that came with the computer, so it's not the optical drive. I tried running the utility partition because I was curious, and I got some error there as well.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:37 AM

An explanation of sorts, http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?c=&l=&s=&docid=DSN_289265 .



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