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Dell studio xps 1640 won't boot from a bootable disk

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Dell studio xps 1640 won't boot from a bootable disk

tobiah
Hi all,
My hard drive recently died on my laptop, so I took it to a shop, they put in a new hard drive and put vista on it (the laptop originally came with vista, I got an upgrade to 7 from my university). When I try to boot from the dvd drive (with the HD disabled) it says no operating system found. I know the dvd drive works, since a movie played fine and I know the dvd isn't the problem, since it works fine on my brother's computer. I have tried removing and replacing both the HD and the dvd drive. and have spent hours looking through forums, with none of the fixes making any progress.

any and all help is appreciated, thanks
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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

    There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

    Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer". .

    However in the meantime try setting the Boot Order in BIOS to Optical Drive then HDD and save the changes as you exit the BIOS.

    If it still doesn't work you need to look at whatever it is you are attempting to Boot From being faulty or being incompatible with your DVD Drive.

    Col

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

    There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

    Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer". .

    However in the meantime try setting the Boot Order in BIOS to Optical Drive then HDD and save the changes as you exit the BIOS.

    If it still doesn't work you need to look at whatever it is you are attempting to Boot From being faulty or being incompatible with your DVD Drive.

    Col