Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop ?

Ok, well i wiped the hard drive and i need to reinstall **** windows... but i went into the boot sequence to select the cd rom to read the windows disk but it says that no boot device available what to do? I have no idea and Dell wants money to help me and i said screw that Dell and windows sucks anyway but i need to fix this problem can anyone help?


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Yes, I agree with your comments about Dell. Windows... hopefully your using XP. Anyway, you mentioned that you "went into the boot sequence to select the cd rom..." I'm assuming that you're talking about the bios settings? Were you able to get into the bios settings and select the cd rom as the first boot device? You should be able to press the F12, F11, maybe F2 or whatever button the screen tells you to press to access the bios. Once your in the bios screen, find the screen where it says something about boot sequence. Thats where you'll select the cd rom as the FIRST boot device. Make sure your Winders cd is in the cd rom, press the F10 key, and select OK. It should boot into the Windows Iinstallation screen.
Try restarting the computer, then tap F2 to go into the setup. In the boot menu, see if cdrom is the first boot device listed. If it's not, use the arrow keys to move it to the first boot device. Save that setting and exit, then try to boot from disk.
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