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Dell XPS 410 refuses to boot from cd.

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This morning my Dell XPS 410 was infected with a nasty virus that basically hid the contents of my hard drive, causing a BSOD due to unmountable boot volume (I am unable to enter safe mode because of this) I did what I assumed was the correct thing (it always worked in the past) by going into the BIOS and changing the boot sequence to allow booting from a disc, and nothing happens.

Instead my pc looks like it is still trying to boot from the hard drive (I receive no "press any key" prompt when Windows starts) I just get the Windows screen and then the BSOD, I just want to repair or reinstall Windows and remove the virus but I can't even do that, any help would be appreciated.

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