I noticed lately that my x-51 R1 running Windows 7, is unable to boot from the CD/DVD drive in UEFI mode. I tried it with a Linux CD for class, and I am currently trying to reset my fathers old HP MediaSmart Server via a recovery disc and in both attempts the Computer will boot straight from the HDD.
Boot setup is CD/DVD, USB CD/DVD, HDD.
BIOS is in UEFI
Computer runs Intel i3-2120 3.3 GHz, Windows 7 Home Premium, bought in December 2012.
Any help would be appreciated, I will try to answer all questions asked as well.
Calling Customer Service would be nice, but they try to make me pay...
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RE: Alienware X51 R1 unable to boot from CD
Are you trying to boot from the CD by pressing F12 at the start up?
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The UEFI Boot sequence doesn't take too kindly to optical drives. It is better to make a bootable USB using Rufus:
See here for an example:
If making recovery media using the latest version of Alienware Respawn ensure that you use USB media (USB flash drive or USB external hard drive) and not a DVD: