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Won't boot yea my 3000 won't boot i'm fixing it for a friend i start it up it wont boo it says primary drive 0 not found below that its says Alert! os install mode enabled.Amount of available memory limited to 256 mb strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility at first i thought it was hard drive problem so i replaced it and i still get the same error please help i despertly need it

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  • phil24980 Nov 14, 2007

    i have a similar prob my com wont boot it says the following :

    primary drive 1 not found

    secondary drive 0 not found

    secondary drive 1 not found

    strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility.

    if i stike f1 key the com says windows starting etc. only thing that happens is the dell desktop picture appears, no desktop icons or start menu. It also wont allow me to open the cd drive at any time, so i cant re-install with the windows xp cd. any ideas any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

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First go to the BIOS load optimal default or load setup default and restart the pc.If it wont work so go to BIOS AGAIN and make primary master HDD 0!

If still wont work so just repair with original winxp cd

 

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Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Just reformat, see if that helps.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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