Question about Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop
Bought a new 80gb sata hd and wanted to do a clean install of Windows XP. have the cd drive 1st in boot sequence. turn machine on, it goes through initial dell setup, then screen goes black. i cqan hear the hd and the cd drive working their little tails off, but nothing happens. eventually, all goes silent and i'm stuck with a black screen and a silent computer. any ideas. I've tried everything i can think of, short of taking it to my local repair shop and spending 30 bucks for them to fix it.
unplugged the CD drive & set the DVD drive to be the Master
Clearing CMOS Settings
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
I have booting probleam with my dell optiplex 280..after showing dell in blue at statup it just shows a command prompt ob black screen and don't go further to boot windows.I am really fed up of this is there any solution.I am hating my pc and thinking to change the brand with hp
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
U need to use the sata drive floppyor windows xp corporate with sata drivers. can download from torrents.
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Posted on Mar 07, 2009
hey if you boot into bios and you need to make sure that the computer will recognize the hard drive and that the jumper that is on the hard drive is set as either master or slave depending on what you want than make sure that of the parameters are right and apply it. than restart the computer and than see if the cd will now boot and you should be able to continue from here ok
best regards mike
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