I have a dell XPS 8500 running Windows 8.1
I changed the boot settings in bios in order to try to get my pc to boot to my recovery dvd. However, now every time the pc boots up I cant get my pc back into the bios screen so that I can change it to boot from my hard drive again.
I tried creating a botable memory stick as well and it did not recognize it at boot time. I tried pressing F12 and every other F button to get my pc to goto bios but no luck. Please help me.
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You may a couple of steps to get the working properly.
Once that's done, Please press F10, then select "Yes" .
Computer should be rebooted normally.
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Thanks, i switched keyboards and then i held down f12 and was finally able to access the bios. My next question is how do i get the pc to boot from my recovery disk. I don't see the dvd drive listed as a boot option.
In the F12 menu, You have two sub categories.
There are some options listed under both these categories, Do you see the DVD listed in any of these?
And if you are able to boot into Windows, Can you check if the DVD drive is detected in "Computer"
The dvd drive is accessible from windows but i don't see it listed in the bios. I have read that their is some sort of trick to get the dvd in the bios in the newer versions but i can't figure it out
Try these steps
Go to BOOT TAB
Press enter on Add boot option
Next Screen type "ODD" in first Box
Press TAB insert Efi\boot\bootx64.efi in third row.
Press Tab select yes and then enter .
Press F10 to save and exit.
Go to F12 menu select ODD and continue with the OSRI.
Furthermore, the dell windows 8 recovery media disc that I was provided only contain 60MB of data so Im not sure how that can contain the entire window 8 operating system.
I doubt that's the right recovery media, 60MB is not the right size, Either the disc is corrupt or you got the wrong one.
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