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Inspiron 15 Boot from CD

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Laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 3521

CPU: I5-3337U

Memory: 4GB

Hard Disk: 750GB

Screen: 15.6'' HD Touch WLED

Net: 10/100 Dell Wireless 1703 Card

Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1G DDR3

OS: Windows 8.1 x64

How do I boot from cd?

when I enter the Bios\Boot I see this screen:

Legacy Boot (inaccessible)

UEFI Boot:

Load Legacy Option Rom <disabled> (inaccessible)

Boot List Option <UEFI> (inaccessible)

Secure boot <enabled>

Secure Boot Mode <standard>

Restore Factory Defaults (inaccessible)

Delete All Security Boot Keys (inaccessible)

Add Boot Option

Delete Boot Option (inaccessible)

View Boot Option Properties (inaccessible)

when I try to add boot option I see only the hard disk.

the dvd is working properly (it is a Samsung TSST SU-208BB

Please help


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  • To boot from a CD/DVD  you must turn secure boot OFF and boot in Legacy mode.

  • thanks for your quick reply.

    when I do this I get the following screen:

    Legacy Boot:

    UEFI Boot:

    Secure Boot <diabled> (inaccessible)

    Load Legacy Option Rom <enabled> (inaccessible)

    Boot Liat Option <Legacy>

    and I don't have Add Boot option

    Is that the correct way the boot screen looks like to boot from cd/dvd?


  • Press the F12 key with a bootable DVD in the drive and you can then boot from the DVD drive.