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CANT GET WINDOWS XP PRO TO COPY FILES TO A GX280

I BOUGHT A DELL GX280 , IIT WONT COPY FILES FROM XP PRO DISK, SO I CAN INSTALL XP PRO OS.I EVEN TRIED WINDOWS 2000 PRO AND SAME THING, STARTS TO COPY FILES THEN SAYS CANT COPY FILES.

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  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    did the gx280 came with operating system pre-installed?

    is the gx280 running on 64bit?

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    Try cleaning the cd / dvd laser with a q-tip in a circular motion.

    Let me know what happens.

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The problem is the driver for the sata hard drive. You would need to get that from the dell site and put it on a floppy disk, then at the start of the windows install select to install that driver. I ended up just installing the rc version of windows 7 and it worked out fine.

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