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Problem : Booting my Laptop from CD Drive

By smitzonian ·
Hi ,
I have a DELL inspiron 500m .

My boot .ini file is not working and thus i need to restore/repair windows by booting it from my CD DRIVE.

I use F12 and changed the boot sequence but for some reason it keeps picking the sequence of the boot order specified in the BIOS.

I entered the BIOS and made changes in the Boot order and pressed ESC to save changes and exit and thats when i realised my ESC button is not working. So i was unable to save my changed BOOT order.

May be i can try with an external USB key board , however i would assume that too will need to be installed before it can be used and my LAPTOP doenst boot , its says UNMOUNTABLE BOOT ERROR!

Is there a shorcut key in teh BIOS that will let me save changes ?

I need help urgently...any thoughts ideas are welcome on the same...

Thanks
smitzonian!

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USB keyboard can be controlled through the BIOS ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Problem : Booting my Lapt ...

Enter the BIOS and look for an entry named 'USB Legacy support' and turn it on.

That will enable any USB keyboard that is used before Windows has loaded.

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See if this works

by Jacky Howe In reply to Problem : Booting my Lapt ...

PHOENIX BIOS Additional information, simulation, and help

Press F2 during POST to enter the system setup program.

Under the Boot menu.
Set it to look like this.

First Boot Device = [Atapi CD-ROM]
Second Boot Device = [Removable Devices]
Third Boot Device = [Hard Drive]
Fourth Boot Device = [network Boot]

Then press F10 to save and exit.

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