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Old 06-20-2008, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default dvd drive not on bios boot menu

I recently received a dell dimension 9150 as a gift. It is a couple of years old, not bad, upgradeable (although already a bit out of date!)

The owner lost the login and password, but I was planning to reload the op system anyways. But in the bios I noticed the boot option menu cannot see the dvd drive, only the cd drive. I'm thinking that any op install discs I can get would be dvds.

Is there a reason why the dvd drive is not a boot option? Could it be that it is not the master drive on the ide? Is there a way to add the dvd drive to the boot option menu?

Also I've heard there is a utility that can be used to dig out the old username and password. Is it worth the trouble!

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Default Re: dvd drive not on bios boot menu

i use windows key which erases the admin password.
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