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Trouble with Booting from CD

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Hey all...

I'm having trouble setting my BIOS to have CD in the boot order. The CD-ROM works fine for all uses inside Windows XP, but in BIOS if I try to set it to boot from CD, it's listed as CD-ROM Device (Not Installed). And it doesn't show up in primary/secondary slave/master list, either.

I'm using a Dell Dimension 8100 and the CD-ROM is an LG 40x12x40 RW. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been tearing my hair out all day.
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That's very odd, sounds like it's not being recognized by your BIOS, but it is by Windows. First be sure the IDE channel is set to 'auto-detect'. Next, check the jumpers on the back of the device. If it's the only device on that channel, it should be set to master.
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