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Can't change boot order in BIOS

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Ariena, Dec 19, 2008.

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  1. Ariena

    Ariena Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I have an old Dell laptop that is currently running Windows XP, but I'd like to install Linux on it. So I went into the BIOS, revision A14, and got to the page that changes boot order, so I can boot from CD. It says to use the right and left arrow keys to change it, but they don't do anything. So I am stuck with having to boot from floppy which I can't do for unrelated reasons. Any ideas on why I can't change this? The keyboard works fine, I can change other settings, just not this. Or am I totally missing something? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Try moving to the selection you want and hit enter.
    That might give you a selection window.
    If not try + and -.
    Page up and page down also works on some.
     
  3. Triple6

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    Or sometimes it the letters U and D, it shoudl tell you the keys to use in the screen either at the side or the top.
     
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