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Dell xps 600 windows booting problem

Hi there,
I have XPS 600, original system was win. xp media center, i just decided to format hdd and get windows xp sp3. After trying to install new system i noticed that no hdd was recognized by windows intatallation cd. After serching in google i have managed to sort this out and get right drivers for my motherboard and installed xp.
After having a hope that everything is fine, i just noticed that windows is not booting. It start to boot, i can see xp booting screen, but then its restarting back and on and on again.
My friend told me that it might be BIOS settings problem and adviced to set ATA option in it... but there is no such option in xps 600 BIOS, cos there are old machines.

Can someone help me please becouse i'm stuck.

I can intall windows vista but i dont know is that gonna help, and i preffere my old xp pro.

kind regards,

engram

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  • spiderweb80 Dec 27, 2008

    I have XPS 600, original system was win. XP media center, I just decided to format hdd and get windows xp
    sp3. After trying to install new system I noticed that no hdd was
    recognized by windows installation cd. After searching in Google I have
    managed to sort this out and get right drivers for my motherboard and installed XP.

    After having hope that everything is fine, I just noticed that
    windows is not booting. It start to boot, I can see XP booting screen,
    but then it's restarting back and on and on again.

    My friend told me that it might be BIOS settings problem and advised to
    set ATA option in it... but there is no such option in XPS 600 BIOS, because there are old machines.



    Can someone help me please because I'm stuck.



    I can install windows vista but I don't know is that gonna help? and I prefer my old XP Pro. Can any body please help I am having the same problem. You can contact me on YouTube by searching aquino80. Thanks



  • spiderweb80 Dec 27, 2008

    I have XPS 600, original system was win. XP media center, I just decided to format hdd and get windows xpsp3. After trying to install new system I noticed that no hdd wasrecognized by windows installation cd. After searching in Google I havemanaged to sort this out and get right drivers for my motherboard and installed XP.
    After having hope that everything is fine, I just noticed thatwindows is not booting. It start to boot, I can see XP booting screen,but then it's restarting back and on and on again.
    My friend told me that it might be BIOS settings problem and advised toset ATA option in it... but there is no such option in XPS 600 BIOS, because there are old machines.

    Can someone help me please because I'm stuck.

    I can install windows vistabut I don't know is that gonna help? and I prefer my old XP Pro. Canany body please help I am having the same problem. You can contact meon YouTube by searching aquino80. Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I am experiencing the EXACT same problem (format + load XP pro), except that I got the "blue screen of death" upon boot. I believe this board is not compatible with XP Pro. Still searching for answers.



    Reloading Windows is NOT the issue.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Reloading is not the solution, I have flashed the Bios up and back, downloaded drivers and Hardware flashes, and talked with techs until Dell knows me by name. Dell isn't even sure of the solution at this time. Has anyone solved this yet?

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I have a problem thats quite odd...im tryint to install the windows 7 ultimate on my desktop but in the bios it doesn't let me chose to boot from CD or HDD or Floppy it only says boot from sata hard drive or IDE hard drive or usb flash drive or usb disc drive but nothing about cd or dvd rom..all my other computers have it and this one doesn't..anybody knows what to do?...gladly appreciated.

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    You can do it manually. I did it on my DELL XPS 600.Just put the cd / dvd in the drive and expected to open the setup or looking into the cd / dvd and run the setup manually. You must have the keyproduct.

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You would probably do right to reinstall Windows. The bios handed off to Windows long before the splash screen comes up. It is probably a faulty driver or corrupt registry entry. If it was me I would reload Windows

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