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Can not reinstall Operating System?

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Have a Dell Dimension E520 and need to reinstall OS. Don't have original CDs but have a good Vista and W7 CDs. Whatever OS Cd I use, everytime try to install from cd-rom, I get "Selected boot device not available - strike F1 to retry reboot, F2 for setup utility". I know CD-rom is good because I can boot into Bart UBCD. Any ideas?
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Try using a different DVD Drive - it could be that it reading CDs OK (UBCD for example), BUT is not reading DVDs (Vista/Win7)
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Can I say a big DAAAAAA.... that was it.... thanks for that... my brain was toast already.....
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