New OS on Dell Dimension 2400

By Extreme
Aug 22, 2005
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  1. I am trying to install a new OS (Windows XP Pro) onto this computer and for some reason it won't boot from the CDROM. I have formated the HD with partition magic but it won't boot from CD to install OS. Any suggestions?
  2. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    You might like to try the winxp setup boot disks.

    they are available from microsoft.com, and there's a different version of the setup for eac service pack. All versions require 6 formatted floppy disks.
  3. urbandragon

    urbandragon Newcomer, in training Posts: 336

  4. Extreme

    Extreme Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Hey thanx fellas, I figured out the problem though. I am such an ***** at times. I guess no sleep for 2 days will get you that way. I put the Windows CD in the other CDROM drive and it booted right up to the disk. :rolleyes: :angel:
  5. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    lol! That usually helps, yes.

    Been there, done that - these things happen, and I sympathise with the sleep thing ;)
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