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Unmountable boot volume or do I need another hard drive ?

I have an Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop,with 2.4GHz,40GB,keyboard,mouse that I bought online thru ebay in 2007 but has no installation cd's or windows XP Pro Cd and now I'm getting this blue screen telling me a problem has occurred & either I re-install windows xp pro or disable BIOS memory options like caching or shadowing.

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    blue screen states a problem occurred windows shut down but i have no windows cd's or a friend with anything on dell optiplex gx280

  • jgeekw May 11, 2010

    what is the exact error that you are getting? It might be possible to save your installation without wiping the whole thing.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Does the PC have an XP license on the case, side or back?

    if it does, you can borrow a cd from a friend or family and install XP using the license.

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Start machine press F8 repeatedly
If it lets you into Safe Mode then go to Programs, Accesories, System Tools, System Restore and try to roll the machine back a week or so
If that does not work you need to find a buddy with a copy of the software and reinstall providing your machine has the Windows sticker on the back or sides giving you the key code

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