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Dell BIOS does not recognize DVD drive


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I want to install Vista 64 bit. I have Windows XP 32 Bit. It gives me the error that I have to boot from the install media. I go into the BIOS, but theirs only an option to boot from CD drive. How can I change that?

btw... I have one CD drive and a DVD-RW underneath.

Edited by resh, 20 June 2009 - 05:29 AM.

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I am not positive on this, but I would try it anyways. Set it up to boot from CD first only have your DVD in the drive.

Is the DVD recognised in windows (my computer)? If its not seen there, then this probably won't work.
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thanks for the reply, but i solved my problem
in the bios, the PATA 2 drive was not on
after i turned it on, I changed the boot sequence to CD, and "wa-la"

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Thanks for letting us know.
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