Question about Dell OptiPlex GX150 SF PC Desktop
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RE-INSTALL WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL SP2 TO MY DELL OPTIPLEX 150. WINDOWS BOOT OKAY, I SEE THE WINDOWS XP SCREEN, THEN IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES, SET UP IS STARTED. THEN I GET THE XP INSTALL SCREEN SAYING I HAVE 39 MINUTES TO UNTIL ALL FILES ARE INSTALLED. THEN I GET A SCREEN THAT ASK FOR XP CD-ROM. WHEN I INSERT THE DISK THATS WHEN I GET THE FATAL ERROR WITH SET UP MISSING A SET UP FILE ON C DRIVE. CAN YOU HELP.
It sounds like the system is not booting from the CD-ROM and therefore is repeatedly trying to use the same set of files it has already copied to the harddrive. Check the boot sequence in the BIOS and verify that it will boot from the CD-ROM before the harddrive. You'll know you have it right when you see the message "Press any key to boot from CD..." (this message appears only if there is an active partition on the harddrive)
Note: If the CD-ROM is after the harddrive in the boot sequence, and the harddrive is blank or does not have an active partition, it will then boot from the CD, which is probably what happened the first time)
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Optiplex 150 I get a message error loading operating system
can somebody help out there?
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
R Marnold - If you still have trouble with XP, I would suggest trying a Windows ME or something similar that boots with your System drivers and utilities via floppy drive. You can always load XP on top of this install and delete the recovery files for ME. I've used this method a few times with burro colored machines.
yamasa - These machines belong to the school and without permission, (I'd request it in writing with witnesses and notarized), this could turn into a very large headache!
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
I have two computer in my classroom that can not see the primary disk.
They are dell gx150 and gx 260 (optiplex) I would like help in stting the back the correct way.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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