"Live Free -- Die Hard"
Forum Member since March 1998
I am currently having the same problem with a Dimension 4100
I upgraded the bios to A11, I went into the bios boot setup and made the first device to boot the cdrom but still no go. I swapped out the cdrom with one that works on an other system and it still didn't work so I'm assuming it's the bios. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
To repeat Jeff's question, do you have more than one optical drive and if so, which one are you using? You can only boot from the master ATAPI drive.
If you want to update the BIOS, of course you don't need the CD drive.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
I only have one optical drive set up as the master on the secondary IDE
I still have the default setup from when I bought it from Dell
I've done exactly that. The cd rom's jumper is on cable select.
I went into the bios and made it the first and only bootable drive
So what happens? Are you getting a non-bootable disk message?
Do you have another bootable CD you can try?