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Dell optiplex gx150 cd drive won't boot

\015 Hi,I recently got a dell optiplex gx150 on ebay. When I try to install from the CD drive the screen goes blank and there is a flashing line on the top right hand corner of the screen. I have gone into the bios and changed the boot sequence to "boot from CD drive" and the same error occurs. There will be a few flashes of light from the CD drive as it starts to boot and then nothing, as above. Have made sure that the HD is master and that the CD drive is also master (as it is on a different cable on the motherboard). Tried a different disk that I know I can boot off and still the same issue. ANy suggestions on what is caussing this would be most appreciated.Thanks.\015

Answers :

Hmmm--when you went into the BIOS setup, your first boot device should be CD. The next your hard drive. The other boot devices should be set to disabled. Now if you have a third boot device as a network device, then your computer is not seeing the CD or the Hard drive--you have a problem. If all the drives are hooked up properly (sounds like you have that covered) then your motherboard is probably the problem.
I would try to disconnect all your stuff except the CD. Try it on the first IDE channel (set it either as cable select or master). If that fails, try it on the other channel. Do you have a second CD to swap out?
Still no boot? Bad motherboard.
The Dell Optiplex GX150 has a **** poor bios program. Mine had the floppy drive listed twice in the boot sequence. Update your bios
with a floppy or usb disk then you the option to boot to the CD or DVD drive and you can install windows
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