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Reboot loop, cant boot from CD drive either!

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  • Reboot Loop
  • Windows 7
  • Boot
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August 17, 2013 6:50:57 AM

I put my hard drive with windows 7 already installed into a dell optilex 760, but when I turn it on it gets to the 'starting windows' screen but then reboots itself! I then tried to boot from CD drive with my windows 7 disk but it tells me the selected boot device not availble - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics. I have no idea what to do next! Thanks for reading.

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August 17, 2013 7:07:54 AM

Wipe the Hard Disk before setting up with laptop .
Then boot from cd/dvd/usb drive to re install windows again fresh.
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August 17, 2013 7:13:21 AM

kushvyas said:
Wipe the Hard Disk before setting up with laptop .
Then boot from cd/dvd/usb drive to re install windows again fresh.


My computer won't let me boot from CD drive? Any idea why?
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August 17, 2013 7:16:55 AM

If you took hdd preinstalled with windows 7 on other machine it might not work with you other (current laptop).
I think you should put it back in the old machine and Format it i.e wipe it clean then install it in laptop and boot from cd/dvd.

btw in order to boot from cd/dvd you have to change settings in BIOS (Boot Priority) , i think default key is delete or f2.
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August 17, 2013 7:21:15 AM

kushvyas said:
If you took hdd preinstalled with windows 7 on other machine it might not work with you other (current laptop).
I think you should put it back in the old machine and Format it i.e wipe it clean then install it in laptop and boot from cd/dvd.

btw in order to boot from cd/dvd you have to change settings in BIOS (Boot Priority) , i think default key is delete or f2.


Okay I will try this, I'll put the hard drive back in the original computer and format it. Also on the new computer I have changed the settings in BIOS to boot from CD drive first, but it tells me the selected boot device not availble - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics. Not sure why it's saying this?
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August 17, 2013 7:23:55 AM

That would most probable work and if it says boot drive not available and you need it work urgently i suggest you boot with USB Stick.
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August 17, 2013 7:31:09 AM

kushvyas said:
That would most probable work and if it says boot drive not available and you need it work urgently i suggest you boot with USB Stick.


I think the USB and CD drive are under the same boot, when I go to choose my boot sequence it says 'onboard or USB CD-ROM drive' so if it dosnt work for CD surly It won't work for USB?
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August 17, 2013 7:39:04 AM

USB CD-ROM is External dvd/cd Rom Not Internal one , you are getting it wrong it.
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August 17, 2013 7:41:13 AM

kushvyas said:
USB CD-ROM is External dvd/cd Rom Not Internal one , you are getting it wrong it.


But it says 'onboard' so that means its the initial one aswell?
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August 17, 2013 7:42:39 AM

List out all options available there may be it will help.
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August 17, 2013 7:49:24 AM

kushvyas said:
List out all options available there may be it will help.


SATA0-ST3250830AS
Onboard SATA Hard drive
Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
Onboard or USB Floppy drive
Unknown device
Unknown device

Sorry I'm not very gifted in this sort of thing :)  haha
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