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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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I cant install r find a video controller driver for windows 7


Hi, you can try one of the drivers from here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WW1&catid=6&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PLX_GX280&hidos=WW1&hidlang=en&TabIndex=&scanSupported=True&scanConsent=False

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Will not run xp pro i'm stuck in 2000 mode mother board is ak77 pro 133 vt8233 will not run xp pro i've been told im pretty much sol. Is this true?


If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.

Cheers!
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Dell GX280 will not boot into OP. Keeps looping back to the Safe Mode screen over and over. Anyone know whats up?


This looks like a software or hardware conflict. Try running 'chkdsk' from WinXP setup cd (or Vista's), (after booting, choose option to repair).

If disk check does not help, then you will have to back-up your data manually, format the harddrive, and re-install OS.

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Upon booting, i get dos prompt, doesn't do anything further


No compatibility problem in your case. XP should work well with Dell optiplex gx280. Try re-installing the OS, there is problem with the OS version you had used to install.Rate me if it is useful!!

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Error code


Apparently the XP Pro CD you are using is pre-SP2, thus causing the error. With XP RTM and SP1, you need to supply the proper SATA drivers for the chipset on the motherboard since there is no built-in support for SATA drives. You can download the drivers from http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/DownloadFile.aspx?catid=1&driverid=2214&areaid=2&LanID=0

During the XP setup you will need to press F6 to install these driver before attempting to copy the XP files to the drive. Or you could make a custom XP CD using the directions at http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html that has these SATA drivers already slipstreamed into the installation procedure.

Or if you know someone who has the WinXP Pro SP2 CD, you could borrow that for the install.

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Hi i installed xp prof. on gx280 motherboard and no sound


Hi,

after you install windows xp, you might have to install xp service pack. Give this a try to see if it picks up the sound card. If not, you might just have to crack the case open and see what kind of sound card you have and download the driver.
let me know if this helps.

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Auto format new hard drive in new custom pc


If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs
I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost

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