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Dell Inspiron 1545 - change boot order

by tomg35 / May 6, 2009 12:26 AM PDT


I'm trying to change the boot order on my laptop to boot from a CD/DVD.

When it boots it shows F2 for options and F12 for boot order.

F12 actually gives you the option of booting into Vista or into diagnostics, F2 doesn't seem to do anything (with the 1545 you have to press the Fn key and the F button for anything to happen).

I've also tried pressing Esc at startup but no difference.
Has anyone found a way to change the order?
Dell support says it's F12.


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Check this:
by FrankQC / May 8, 2009 4:06 AM PDT
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by tomg35 / May 9, 2009 2:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Check this:


Thanks for the post. Well as mentioned above I used the laptop keyboard - Pressing FN & F2. Still no luck.

I then attached an external (USB) keyboard and got in first time!

All sorted - Thanks again.

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Do This
by narevalo3437 / April 19, 2011 9:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

When booting, hit the F12 key (no FN key, just F12). You will get a weird screen with 5 options that state it is the boot order. It's not. Choose BIOS. Then you will be able to get to the BIOS and set boot order.

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