Having problems with your Dell XPS™ 600 PC Desktop ?

Windows XP won't boot with "CREATIVE SOLUTIONS" PC

\015 I have a "Creative" built Windows XP Pro platform with 256 System Memory, 13 GB HD; CD ROM, 3.5" floppy drive.\015\012When booting it gets stuck on the following:\015\012Intel PC 133 Pentium\302\256 processor, 733MHz\015\012128 MB PC133 RAM\015\012It will sit awhile then "sees" my peripherals (mouse, Keyboard etc) and \015\012Then the screen clear and goes to "Drive Not Ready-System halted"\015\012It boots OK at times but I can\342\200\231t count on it. \015\012\015\012I got this machine 2nd hand so no software. It was surplus property of the State of California and built "custom" to their specs I presume, but nothing exotic, not even a large hard drive, just 13 gigs.\015\012\015\012Any ideas?\015\012Hardy\015\012\015

Answers :

So you need to replace your CD drive and you need to install an operating system on the hard drive. I've got to run now but any other questions, please feel free to ask and I'll come back in a few hours :c)
That machine is too underpowared to run xp pro.
\015\012Windows XP Media Center Edition
1.6 GHz CPU, 256MB Ram, and DirectX 9 hardware-accelerated GPU
\015\012you may get it to run but it is going to be dead slow. you will be waiting forever to load any apps with a processor under a gig, and less than 512 mhz of memory, it may work for emulation, but that's even questionable. I don't want to aggrvate you but that config is a decade old. Vista for instance needs at least 2 gigs of ram and a dualcore to run right. sorry bud, if you are dead set on it, the only thing you coula do is juice up the memory, to whatever the board is rated to take, or I would run windows 98, peace
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