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.
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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Re: dell xps 600 windows booting problem
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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installing the secondary harddisk may cause to slow the system as to install first change up the ram and then partations of hard disk may be done while formatting so u can store what ever accessarioes u need
Don't press F12, that tells the Dell to restore Windows from a hidden partition located on the original hard drive. Since you are using a new drive, you need to boot from the Windows XP CD and follow the instruction to load the operating system.
As RAID uses block for block copy, a re-sync when adding in a new mirror on RAID 1 will take some time, and system performance will be affected during that time period. There is no indication in windows if the rebuild is complete as this is being done on a hardware level by the controller. Both Raid 5 and RAID 10 have added benefits , but alos require more storage (a lot more in case of RAID 10 as you will have effectivly 3 spares for 1 data.) Raid 5 has the best space/protection pay off, but will be slightly slower than both RAID 1 and RAID 0 as parity has to be calculated for each write. As caffineshark states your best option is to use a combination of the methods we have described:
1) Use the two SATA disks as RAID 0 for performance and reliability. 2) Make backup images of the boot volume using Drive Image / Ghost and store on external USB IDE drive, and then offsite.
If you make an image in the USB drive, make sure you run a verfiy of the image after creation to make sure it's valid.
This should allow you to restore in a DR sutuation, but also give you some decent HDD crash protection.
Microsoft (and Dell) stopped supporting Windows 98 a few years ago -- it lasted for over TEN years! So, it is *NOT* likely that you will find drivers for any computer that was "designed for Windows 2000" or "designed for Windows XP" or "designed for Vista".
So, in general, it is a _bad_ idea to connect any computer running Windows 98 to the Internet -- Microsoft has issued many "security-fixes" in the 4 years after they stopped supporting Windows 98 and Windows ME.
If HDD makes shshshsh.... or spinning sound or generates heat, your HDD might be ok. Next Try with XP sp2 cd. If it again cant detect HDD, go to BIOS setting and watch if the HDD is showing it's status. If Bios can not detect HDD check HDD cable and power cable inserted in HDD. Replace them if needed. Format the HDD with another PC. If you still have problem replace HDD with new one. One thing you might use your corrupted HDD as a slave drive later, i hope.
I have the exact same system you have and have the same problem. Dell quit supporting that system as far as updates to drivers and BIOS updates before SATA drives became readily available.
The short answer is there is no way to boot to a SATA drive on that system that I have been able to discover. The BIOS does not recognize it as a bootable device.
What you can do is boot to a regular IDE (PATA) drive, install the driver for the SATA drive and Windows will recognize it. Place your Page file on the new drive and all your applications and data on the new drive.
It is not ideal, but I have managed to move the majority of files to the new drive and it runs quite well. You have to be diligent about installing new software to the new drive instead of the IDE drive.
There is a program you can buy for about $15 that will help you move applications that insist on installing to the boot drive called App Mover. I tried the free trial and it works quite well.