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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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Re: won't boot

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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Re: won't boot - Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop PC Desktops

Just reformat, see if that helps.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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