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Dell computer Help

By ccps
Feb 23, 2007
  1. I got a dell computer running 512 and about 150 hdd. i switch hdds and cleaned the old one. well when i get to install windows vista or xp it says this blow in this picture:
    [​IMG]
    then i cant boot anything up. I have NO FLOOPY it didnt come with one. so i thought i could install and boot from cd but i was wrong. i dont know if there a reformat the bios or something please help.

    computer picture:
    [​IMG]
    my dell computer didnt come with a floopy disk.
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    Have u looked in the BIOS and mad sure the CD is the first boot device, this should be installable (changeable) in the BIOS, altho your BIOS might not have that option, and u can leave it that way as it will not mess up anything. Once u boot to the Windows CD u should have options to format or anything u need to do.
     
  3. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Yes you need to go itno your Bios by pressing F2 and go into boot squence and highlight cd boot by using the arrow keys and pressing u to make sure it is listed at the top and cd boot has a number 1 in front of it. The exit out of bios and save the changes then it will boot from the cd.
     
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