Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop ?

Dell dimension L800CXE I am trying to install xp home installed new hard drive changed boot sequence to cd first then hard drive goes to post screen the goes completely black and has the error insert boot diskette


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The cd reader is too old. i have the same computer and i only got the proffesional version running on the drive. the home(purple) doesnt work...
Hello Wademyd,
It seems that the installation CD that you have is not a bootable CD.. must be old one.
Please down load the boot disk for windows from http://www.bootdisk.com or follow the Microsoft article link given below:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
Do not be intimidated by the article, although it looks big but there is very little that you need to do, rest of it is general instructions like where can you order a new CD from etc...
OR
Simple solution is to borrow Bootable Windows XP installation disk and install it using the serial Key that has been given to you.

Please let me know if that helps and please rate the solution if it helped you.. it will not cost you anything but will make a difference for me :)

All the best and kindly let me know in case you need any further assistance.

Regards,
Srinivas

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