How can I make sure my CD/DVD drive is Ok so I can boot from the CD first?

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PLEASE HELP! I have been trying for three days to get my computer to boot from CD/DVD drive. I have changed the boot sequence in Bios to CD-ROm as #1 and left others as they are. This does not work. I have A Dell Dimension E310 running Windows XP. I have read at least 20 articles and still no results. I am trying to do a work at home job and do a computer assessment using Workbooth. Is there ANYONE out there who can help me. Incidentally, it worked on my husband's HP laptop once I got connected to my modem. I'm connected to the modem now too. HELP! HELP! HELP!
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  1. cdj said:
    Hello,
    PLEASE HELP! I have been trying for three days to get my computer to boot from CD/DVD drive. I have changed the boot sequence in Bios to CD-ROm as #1 and left others as they are. This does not work. I have A Dell Dimension E310 running Windows XP. I have read at least 20 articles and still no results. I am trying to do a work at home job and do a computer assessment using Workbooth. Is there ANYONE out there who can help me. Incidentally, it worked on my husband's HP laptop once I got connected to my modem. I'm connected to the modem now too. HELP! HELP! HELP!

    Are you sure the CD is bootable ? Put in a windows CD and see if it boots.
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