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BillEddie
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XPS Gen2 XP reinstall Cannot use the re-install CD

Am attempting a reformat.   Cannot boot from the XP reinstallation CD because my computer cannot boot from CD.  The only remedy is an OEM hard disc driver download onto floppies.  I have no floppy drive.  Any suggestions?

 

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Re: XPS Gen2 XP reinstall Cannot use the re-install CD

Why won't it boot from the CD?  If it fails to detect a CD, then you'll need to replace the drive to load Windows, or use an external USB CD drive.

 

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dave51
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Re: XPS Gen2 XP reinstall Cannot use the re-install CD

Try this, at the Dell screen press F2 to enter "Setup". Under "Drives">SATA Operation> set to "Raid/ATA Autodetect" and Exit saving Settings.

XPS 410  Core2,  2.4 Ghz,   8Gb,  Win7 64

Latitude D610  XP pro,  Win7 RC

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Davet50
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Re: XPS Gen2 XP reinstall Cannot use the re-install CD

Or try this At the Dell splash screen tap the F12 key to enter the boot menu. Once in the boot menu chose the option to boot from the onboard CDRom.

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