Dell Dimension 8100 won't boot setup shows only floppy available

By praratgl
Feb 13, 2006
  1. I inherted a Dell Dimension 8100 from niece that would not boot.
    She said she had replaced hard drive 3 times. I noticed on setup that only
    floppy drive showed up in boot sequence section. Could not boot from floppy.
    Placed xp install cd in cd drive and it came up and I ran repair section. It worked
    and I was able to reboot from c drive. About a week later, system crashed and am back to same problem. The only real clue I have is that after it rebooted the first time, a number of directories had the same creation date as when I ran
    the repair. Any ideas? Thanks, Gary
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