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2 year old dell insprion not booting from cd drive

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I have a dell inspirion with windows 7 home premium, I have back up loaded on a external tera-byte hard drive, I can download to a disk, but when I put disk in cd slot, shut down computer and restart, it will not boot from cd..Any suggestions...Thanks in advance...Steve
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Hi sfeddersen1 and :)
You need to provide information about your computer, this includes is it a laptop or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is provide the model name or series number (not serial) these details will enable others to better assist you.
Have you changed the boot sequence in the BIOS to 1: CD/DVD drive and 2: The HDD?
The method for "how to" will vary depending on the brand of BIOS but check @ http://www.hiren.inf...bios-boot-cdrom for the relative method you require.

NB: I am in no way suggesting that you use any other product or service at the link.
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