Question about IBM ThinkCentre Computers & Internet
I have a blank hard drive, and I want to boot from my dvd drive so I can install Windows XP on the PC. I get an initial screen, with the IBM logo, but no startup message telling me what keys to press to enter setup. I've tried F1 & F2 and they do nothing. If I can't boot from an optical disk, the PC is useless.
Can you please try by pressing F10 Key. It should give you the option to boot from. Please share the result.
Posted on Mar 30, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: can't reload XP
Depending on the age of your PC it may have Dell automatic recovery
During startup at the Dell Screen hold down the CTRL key and tap F11 twice
It may display the Dell Recovery from which you can set your computer back to factory settings
Please note all your files will be deleted
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
propably u have maked the new hard disque in slave position then u got two slaves and they don't work.try to detect all your drives 2 HDD and DVD by the auto detect utiliti in bios then they must works.ah don't forget in iche nape ther r 1master and 1 slave.thanx
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I searched for hours for a solution to this. Here it is:
1). Restart your computer, NOT using ctrl - alt - del
2). Press F1 when guided to.
3). When you get into the config menu, select Start Options, then hit enter twice.
There are all the options you need! Cool, huh?
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Did you check the fans to see if the unit is overheating?
Clean out all ducts and airways from the fans and try this again. Write back to me with your results.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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