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Disk boot failure. Insert Boot Disk

By Michael1992 ยท 4 replies
Feb 15, 2008
  1. Or something of that nature.

    My computer gives me that error when I turn it on.

    I used to have Windows XP on my harddrive on a Dell dimensiopn 8300...Then the motherboard went bad ior something and I got a barebone kit...

    I hooked up an MSI brand Motherboard.

    MSI K9MM-V Motherboard - Via, Socket AM2, MicroATX, Audio, Video, AGP 8x, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, RAID

    Now I hooked up the harddrive with Windows and a CD Drive and everything is set properly. computer works fine except I get this...

    It won't accept my Reinstallation disk from the Dell for Windows so what do I do?

    I got this stuff from tiger Direct.,.Works fine. I have internet hooked up as well.
  2. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 202

    You need to reformat your HD and re-install windows using an original Windows XP disc. Your Dell Windows XP disc will only work with Dell desktops.
  3. Michael1992

    Michael1992 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will a boot disk work?

    Windows XP Home Edition is aready on their.

    I have a friend who said he will let me use a Windows boot Disk to get pass that checkpoint test, then it should recognize Windows after the while....
  4. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 202

    You can not use the OS one computer (motherboard) and install it onto a different computer (different motherboard) and expect it to boot.

    AYTRIX-TEC TS Rookie Posts: 30

    hi Michael1992 welcome t the site. If you can get a genunine copy of Windows you should be able to use your Dell License key to activate the OS.

    The DELL disc you have is a recovery disc and therefore wont recognise the new board as its a NON-DELL board.

    hope this helps

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