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Trying to boot from cd rom to do a new install with dell cd will not load in cd rom. Changed cd in f2 to priority saved changes and exit system go to sata 0123 diskette drive o seek failure strike f1 to retry f2 for setup. f1 will restart windows but cant boot from cd rom?

 

 

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  • moedaddy44

    I'll assume that you have a Inspiron 531, as there's no Inspiron 351 listed.

    If you don't have a floppy drive installed, try entering the system setup and disable the ' Floppy A' [Diskette Drive] option and see if this makes a difference.

    See if THIS can help with the Manual reinstall of Windows.

    Bev.

     

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    You’re correct, it is an Inspiron 531 I disable all drives except the cd rom still nothing.

     

     

  • moedaddy44

    Have you tried using the following:

    With the computer powered on, insert a bootable CD/DVD into the CD or DVD drive.

    Restart the computer.

    Tap <F12> during the first few seconds.

    Select the appropriate response to continue.

    Bev.

     

     

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    Yes this is what I tried first but it did not work.

  • moedaddy44

    Then is possible that either the reinstallation disc, or the DVD/CD drive have issues.

    Bev.

     

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  • Desk top working fine, cd rom drive not reading data replaced cd rom workimg great. Thank you!

  • moedaddy44

    Happy to hear the problem is resolved.

    Bev.

     

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