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Booting the Laptop!

I am using Dell Latitude CPx,i dont know that much about tech stuffs so i need your help.
Everytime I turn on my laptop I need to put the installation cd so it would reboot and im getting tired of it,I see someone open their laptop but not use a cd,how do i do that?
how do i turn on my laptop without using the installation cd?

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More information needed. . .

In reply to: Booting the Laptop!

What operating system?

Has it always done this?

If it just started, have you tried System Restore?

What happens, exactly, if you don't use the CD? Error messages and such?

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In reply to: More information needed. . .

i always do it everytime i turn it on,

i press on button then it starts like "bootable device not selected,press F1 to reboot,then F2 for settings"

so then ill insert the installation cd and press F1 then thats the time when itll lead me to the desktop.

im not sure what the exact name is but it says
Dell Latitude Cpx J650CT

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I understand. . .

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you have to do it every time, but the question was, has it always done this? Has it always done this from day one when you got it? Has it ever worked correctly.

What operating system? Windows what?

How old is the laptop in years?

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In reply to: I understand. . .

I dont know what operating system is do i know?
my dad just bought it for me last year but i think the laptop is almost 5 years now.
i always do it since the first time i had it,and its been working that way since,theres no other problem but that..

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