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Boot a Sony DVD RW DRU-840A drive in DELL precision 530

\015 Installed a Sony DVD RW DRU-840A drive in DELL precision 530 MT, it can be used for read/write, but BIOS cannot recognize it is a bootable device.The BIOS revision is A11.What can I do to make this DVD drive as a boot device on Dell 530 MT?Thanks,\015

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Have you tried changing the boot order.

If you're trying to use it as a boot device you need to tell the system to boot the cd /dvd drive FIRST and of course you need to have a bootable cd / dvd in the drive.

Let me know if you're already tried this.


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