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Dell GX150 bios sees CD and Harddrive, but windows xp does not.

\015 On boot up its says no harddrive found and no cd, but F2 and F1 to continue. \302\240If I hit F1 windows loads. \302\240I have just reformatted the harddrive so it is blank, but still get this problem at the dos level. \302\240Can anyone help.\015

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Good morning! please try to check the jumper settings (Master/Slave) as well as the cable connections of your CD ROM, if still CD Drive doesn't work, kindly try to connect/use another CD ROM - if this work, then the previous CD ROM laser lens is defective. best regards
Did you unplug it when you pulled the battery just a thought. also can you take the hard drive to another computer to install windows on it also how about installing from a usb pendrive and have you tryed any diagnostic tools like ultimate bootcd use these tools you should be able to find the problem. if you haven't got an answer or a fix from this then i'd take it to a shop.
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