Having problems with your Dell PC Laptops ?

I have a latitude CSx it has been refurbished they didn't install an os,I bought a hp dvd 1040e external 20X Multiformat DVD writer & ram.When I try to load an os I get,No boot sector on hard disk-strike F1 to retry boot,F2 for setup utility.What am I doing wrong?


Answers :

Change the boot order in the BIOS to CDROM 1st. If that doesn't work then the BIOS of that version doesn't support booting to a USB Device
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