Having problems with your Dell Precision 380n (380TNMIN) PC Desktop ?

Dell Computer- Cannot find Cd-drive

\015 Hello guys :)I have a dell workstation Precision 390 and im trying to wipe it from all data and format xp. But the problem is that i can\302\264t start the XP cd becouse the cd-drive cannot be found.Pleas be fast ! :D\015

Answers :

Are you getting an error message saying "CD drive cannot be found"? If so, check the cable connected to your pc or swap that drive with a working cd drive.

Afterward, you have to enter the BIOS and change the BOOT order. Make the CD drive the first boot device and the HDD your second boot device. If the CD is a valid BOOTABLE Windows OS CD you will see the following option directly after the bios loads: "Press any key to boot from cd...."

Please remember that the OS CD only has the Windows Operating Software and will not provide you with the necessary drivers to run all the hardware on your PC. If it is not the original OS cd that came with your system don't even bother as you will have activate windows within 30 days and may not even allow you to enter the OS once installed until windows is activated.

The green or purple Dell CD's will boot on that system with no problem and it will not even ask you for the keys as it is a Dell OEM Windows OS CD. If you try an official Windows XP OS CD you must have the keys for it.


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