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NOT DETECTING CD ROM

\015 I'M REBUILDING THE OS ON AN DELL OPTIPLEX G1 AND IT IS NOT DETECTING THE CD ROM SO I CAN REINSTALL THE OS SYSTEM.\015\012CAN YOU HELP PLEASE . I ALREADY CHANGED THE BIOS TO BOOT FROM CD ROM BUT STILL NOTHING\015

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Hi,
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\015\012Although the BIOS in this old machine has a boot from cd option, it is quite possible the DVDrom drive simply doesn't support the feature. Many P2 machines were like that. Chances are you will need a bootable DOS/WIN95/WIN98 floopy which will allow you to get it running with a CD driver.
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\015\012Once you have this accomplished you can simply use the command prompt with cd support boot option and use the command prompt to load the installer on the CD. Once it finishes it's initial setup it will be able to use the cd drive for everything BUT booting.
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\015\012Hope this Helps FixYa,
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\015\012Chris
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