inspiron 560s 64-bit

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Hope this is ok to post here.
    I need to change the boot order in my friends computer.
    This is NOT the 1st computer I have done this on, but
    this Inspiron won't let me do it. It has the latest BIOS
    (a06). windows 7 pro 64-bit. A Celeron chip.
    I have spent days trying to change the boot order with no luck.
    Goal is to make the DVD drive 1st.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Did you try F2 > BIOS setup > Boot device configuration > 1st boot device?
     
  3. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thanks for responding Robin.
    I tried f2 and f12. Neither worked.
    Highlighted the item and used +/ and it did not change.
     
  4. Bill_Bright

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    You say +/ did nothing. I assume you mean the + and - keys. Did you try the Up and Down arrow keys to move the CD/DVD device up (or HD down)?
     
  5. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thank you for responding Bill_Bright.
    That is correct +/ and -/
    Yes I used the up and down keys to move the highlighted item.
    Doesn't work.
    This user puts things on his computer without knowing what
    they do. So I would have to tear down the computer and start
    over to find out what's wrong. He of course doesn't agree to this.
    For instance he has an item that shows up in the BIOS called
    "Lexar". I have no idea what this is.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    And the CD/DVD drive is detected in the BIOS?

    Lexar makes, among other things, memory cards and card readers.
     
  7. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    As I read in manual boot sequence can be changed by this procedure:

    You have to save settings with F10. Did you do it this way?

    hqsec

    EDIT: here is link to their manual: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-prod...esktop/inspiron-560_Reference Guide_en-us.pdf
     
  8. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thanks guys for responding.
    Yes, I did those things you suggested and I know about saving and exit.
    I have 3 other computers of varying ages of which I have changed
    the BIOS to boot the DVD drive 1st.
    I really don't see how the Lexar drive could be the problem but
    when up to the neck in quicksand I'm willing to try anything.
    I'm also thinking it has something to do with the cheap Dell and
    the Celeron chip.
     
  9. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    It varies depending on the BIOS, but regardless it should clearly be labeled (usually along the bottom) what buttons are for what functions. Sometimes the space bar toggles things too I've seen. But it should tell you. I've never seen one that doesn't.
     
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