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D400 can not find dbay drive

My Latitude d400 will not find the external cd drive.  The tool bar beeps that the drive is installed but it will not show up in my computer.

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  • mykrajput Feb 19, 2009

    hi,

    i have dell c400 laptop, its to much simple to install xp

    first you just take out hdd from laptop

    plug in tht hdd in desktop pc by external usb box

    now u just start windows 98 setup in it

    when it started first format ur drive then install it

    when windows 98 setup files copies to 100%. machine need to restart

    u just plug out the hdd and plug in back to laptop

    now the setup will remain start in ur laptop and when the installation complete u just upgrade ur windows from 98 to xp by intalling xp from external drive on OPERATING SYSTEM OF 98 WINDOWS

    NOW WAT U SAY???

    ITS TO MUCH SIMPLE

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Do you have a USB drive to try? I have seen those dbay holders go bad.

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