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Dell 3000 when starting up my dell 3000 it goes through the whole process everything seems fine says windows starting, the welcome note but all that shows is the dell desktop picture no icon or start menu. The keyboard & mouse is also not working & the cd drive wont open to allow me to reinstall the windows xp cd that came with the computer any ideas?

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  • phil24980 Nov 17, 2007

    no it just shows the dell desktop nothing else

  • phil24980 Nov 17, 2007

    last night i changed the motherboard & put the hard drive & disc drive from my other computer into the dell but still got the same problem saying

    primary drive 1 not found

    secondary drive 0 not found

    secondary drive 1 not found

    Any other ideas?

    i was wondring if maybe 1 of the cables was faulty dont want to dismantle my computer that is working incase i mess it up too!!

  • phil24980 Nov 19, 2007

    sorry fo delay in responce.. yes in the bios.. it wasnt a new board but 1 i was assured was working although that may not be the case.. what is the ide controller & how would i go about fixing that. (complete amateur)

  • phil24980 Nov 19, 2007

    ps tom19511 thanks for help so far



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Can you start it in safe mode?

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