windows install on new Dell laptop

By bigdougy05
Dec 9, 2005
  1. Hey guys, i know a little about computer but not to much.... i have a dell inspiron 1100 laptop, the hard drive went in it, so i ordered a new hard drive, when it came in a installed it...i went to load XP from the XP cds i got with the computer from dell...all the computer tells me is "invalid system disk"..whats is going on with it...
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Did you create a partition and format it?
  3. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Perhaps you need to set the BIOS to boot from CD ROM
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    A more descriptive thread title will also help. Most people bypass the threads that just say HELP ME!!!

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
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