How too boot from cd on a dell lappy

Jooooles

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tryinging to boot from cd on a dell lappy im not getting the norm press any key but i am getting the safe mode option screen.


ive set all the defaults in bios and then selected boot from cd and ive tried a few different xp discs but none will boot (ive used them on other machines) so know there working.


anyone know how to boot from the cd help please
 

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Its F12 for a dell laptop it sounds to me like the drive isnt working well enough to read the boot from the disc have you tried burning a new disc if that doesnt work sounds like your drive is gubbed m8
 

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the drive may need cleaning with one of those lens cleaners, it worked for someone on this forum I remember reading recently.
 

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the drive may need cleaning with one of those lens cleaners, it worked for someone on this forum I remember reading recently.

Yep https://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/index.php?threads/176980/

Thanks for input peeps i put a clean lenser disk in and after that the xp disk booted up straight away looks like a dirty lens was the problem thanks alot nice one :proud:

You still having problems???

I never usually recommend using a lense cleaner esp in a dvd or cd recorder. Only if absolutely necessary. Best off replacing the drive itself (they cheap enough) or get ureself a USB drive.
 
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