Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

My Dell Dimension 4600 needs to be reformatted. The Dell reinstallation OS disk boots up and gets as far as "Windows Setup....press Enter to continue". Then it freezes. I have tried using both the original disk and a copy. (I had to use a copy on my older Dell 4100 as the original disk would not boot.) What options do I have.


Answers :

Before you go ahead and try reformatting the system , Please disconnect everything from the system (Except Mouse, Keyboard and screen)
and then try to use the disc to reformat the system. and if it still hangs up or freezes up that clearly seems to be a hard drive failure.

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