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Reinstalled Dell Media Direct now comp won't start

Reformated my computer and reinstalled the Dell media direct like it explains on the dell drivers website, now the computer won't start. all it says is
"PBR ...done
|Be_$|Be_$"
and just stays on the screen like its waiting for input but it won't accept any.

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  • stephxcntry Apr 14, 2009

    I reinstalled the XP operating system, and then just the media direct

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    what did you install? the "media center" Operating system or jus the media direct only?

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Reinstall the WindowsXP. let the installation complete this time and restart the macine, get all of the updates from updates.microsoft.com.
then install the media center, or any other application you have.
also check with dell.com web site for new drivers updates.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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Looks like you have a harddrive problem.

It may be temporary, or the HDD may have failed completely; the latter may be for multiple reasons: impact, overheating, induced electromagnetic field (like a cellphone put in immediate vicinity of the drive), or just bad luck.

With such problems it's always a tough choice:
- try various methods of recovering the drive, reinstalling the system and so on, risking that the drive contents will be even harder to recover by a professional data recovery company
- or leave it as it is and seek professional help.

If you don't have anything so important on the HDD that would justify the big $$$ needed for data recovery, you can try various system recovery tools, and if they fail, just replace the harddrive with a new one and reinstall operating system from scratch.

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Hi, I bought an Inspiron E1405 Media Center Edition in '06 and it never really worked properly. I was never able to use the "media direct" button or any of the other feats. I thought came with? On top of...


Since XP was reinstalled and the HDD was not prepped with the Media Direct CD before XP install Media direct will not work. You can purchase a Dell Media Center CD on ebay for about $20
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=Dell+XP+Media+Center+Edition&_sacat=See-All-Categories
I also found a Media Direct CD for a Newer Model, so I'm not sure it would work on yours. Media Direct requires that the HDD be formatted with Media Direct and then the XP installation, Driveras and applications, then install of Media Direct SW. Once done in that manner, you should be able to boot to Media Direct to play a DVD (To be honest, I never found the Media Direct function that useful)

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You told him to go to the Dell website and download the latest version of Media Direct in case he has to reinstall his OS? You have no idea what you are talking about.

You don't even understand the question. The guy is having problems playing blu-ray DVDs. He needs a firmware update for his blu-ray player.

You're a "Master". You are so not......

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Hope this answers your query :-)

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Hello,

Here is the steps,

1.Turn on your computer.

2.Insert the reinstallation media (Dell Media Direct CD/DVD) into the CD/DVD drive, then restart the computer.

3. press F12 when the bios page comes up and then select CD/DVD drive from the boot menu.

"Option 1" from the menu if you wish to use all of the hard drive for you operating system installation. This is the most common selection and how is your computer was originally shipped to you, unless you specified an operating system partition size at the time you ordered you computer.

"Option 2" to designate a size for your operating system and have a data partition. This allows you to specify a size for the operating system partittion, leaving the remainder, of the hard drive configured as a "data" partition ("D")

4. Once you have prepared the drive and you have returned to the main recovery menu, remove the installation media and replace it with you operating system reinstallation media. Select the option to reboot your computer. If your computer does not automatically start the media, press <F12> to access the boot menu and select the Cd/DVD boot option.

5.Install your operating system, select the Primary partition when prompted. If you have two hard drives, select the primary partition on the same disk where hte media direct partition resides. Once the OS is installed and the necessary drivers are installed you can begin the reinstallation of the dell mediaDirect software.

Good Luck,
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