Dell INSPIRON 1501 will not boot

  Autoschediastic 14:32 23 Jun 2011

Hiya guys can anyone help me please ive been banging my head trying to load a new os on this "Dell INSPIRON 1501" it came with XP and now its time for W7, when i go into the boot to change the boot order its a absolute nightmare to change! i cant seem to grasp the way in which u make the alternative devices change so i am able to make the CD burner number one? i know its the arrow keys and numbers 123 but i cant figure out how to get the CD burner to the number one/Priority boot device??

Its using an old BIOS version (1.7.0) and the new one is 2.3.0 and all i am trying to do is to Flash the BIOS is there another way to flash it.?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!

  Autoschediastic 14:41 23 Jun 2011

Here is a photo of the boot order:


& here is the message i am getting everytime i boot:

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:12 23 Jun 2011

Use method one to flash the BIOS from within windows

From link text

Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format

  1. Download file to Desktop BIOS Update

  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.

      * Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment [link text][3]
      * Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)  [link text][4]
  Autoschediastic 16:01 23 Jun 2011

Fruitbat your a legend!!!

Ty so mcuh i did forget to do it this way..

Cheers mate

  Autoschediastic 16:02 23 Jun 2011

btw i got the updated BIOS from here:

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