Cannot boot from CD / DVD ROM on Dell Dimension 4700

Posted by kypoth-Alex on Apr 2, 2010 in How To Fix ..., Software

Just had a problem with a customer’s Dell Dimension 4700 that I was trying to do a system rebuild on. It would not boot from the CD, despite reseating cables / swapping the drives, etc. I could access the F12 boot menu, and tried swapping the boot order in the BIOS, but it just ignored the Dell XP Home restore CD when I selected to boot from CDROM. Read more…