Knowledge Base

How Do I Configure My Dell Inspiron 4150 to Boot to the CD Drive? - Technical Tip - 126591

How to Boot from the CD Drive

To change the order of your system boot devices, perform the following steps:

  1. Power on the computer.

  2. When the Dell logo screen appears, press the <F2> key to enter the System Setup.

  3. Press the <Alt> and <P> keys simultaneously to proceed to the second page.

  4. Press the <Down Arrow> key until CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW Drive is highlighted.

  5. Press the <U> key until CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW Drive is listed at the top.

  6. Insert the CD you intend to boot from into the CD drive.

  7. Press the <ESC> key and then the <Enter> key to Save and Reboot.

Your computer will now boot to the CD inserted in the CD or DVD drive.

Quick Tips content is self-published by the Dell Support Professionals who resolve issues daily. In order to achieve a speedy publication, Quick Tips may represent only partial solutions or work-arounds that are still in development or pending further proof of successfully resolving an issue. As such Quick Tips have not been reviewed, validated or approved by Dell and should be used with appropriate caution. Dell shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of profit or loss of revenue, which customers may incur by following any procedure or advice set out in the Quick Tips.

Article ID: SLN39019

Last Date Modified: 08/02/2010 12:00 AM

Rate this article

Easy to understand
Was this article helpful?
Yes No
Send us feedback
Comments cannot contain these special characters: <>()\
Sorry, our feedback system is currently down. Please try again later.

Thank you for your feedback.