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Booting up I can't boot up, Ubuntu 12.0.4LTS is the OS. I tried the install CD, an x appears where a checkmark should be in the required drive space, it won't continue the install. I did install a new power supply before all this happened. Could I have a loose cable somewhere causing the problem?

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Yes, I would check all connectors and remove all devices to the bare bones and see if it boots up. Then re-install cards one at a time to see if you can isolate the problem to a specific card or device.

Posted on May 09, 2014

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As the power light doesnt come on, the comp is not getting any power. Pls reseat the cable tht goes from the motherboard to the power button inside and check if it is turning in. Otherwise the comp has to be serviced.

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SOURCE: my dell optiplex 260 can't recognize a cd-dvd ron or hard drive

CMOS BATTERY MY BE THE PROBLEM.

GO INTO BOID GO TO HARD DRIVE SETTING SELECT NEW HARD DRIVE SEE IF IT WILL REGISTER OR COME UP.
REBOOT SYSTEM.

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WHEN THE SYSEM FIRST COMES ON YOU WILL SEE SOME INSTRUCTION FLASH UP ON THE SCREEN PAUSE THE IMAGES OR INFORMATION TO SEE WHAT "F" KEY TO PUSH LIKE F10 FOR A FEW SECOND OR UNTIL YOU HEAR A BEEP NOISE
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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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you either have the boot priority in the bios off or you have improperly cabled your hard drive . perhaps you set it to boot to cd while installing the operating system and forgot to change the order back.
The floppy drive does not have to be present for the system to boot (if set to "not installed" in bios)
your boot devices are your cd/dvd rom and your harddrive.
Seeing as you've recently replaced the power supply , ime assuming you didnt dismantle the whole computer , just the power leads coming from the power supply, which means you only moved power , not data cables.
This would be the first thing to check -- power to the harddrive and cd rom, the 4 pin connector that sometimes connects to the motherboard and any data cables you might have bumped while changing the power cables. check these things and post here again.
Regards

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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Hello Wademyd,
It seems that the installation CD that you have is not a bootable CD.. must be old one.
Please down load the boot disk for windows from http://www.bootdisk.com or follow the Microsoft article link given below:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
Do not be intimidated by the article, although it looks big but there is very little that you need to do, rest of it is general instructions like where can you order a new CD from etc...
OR
Simple solution is to borrow Bootable Windows XP installation disk and install it using the serial Key that has been given to you.

Please let me know if that helps and please rate the solution if it helped you.. it will not cost you anything but will make a difference for me :)

All the best and kindly let me know in case you need any further assistance.

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Srinivas

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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