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I have a dell dx280 when I start the pc. I can see some simbols in the bios screen, after that I try to install windows xp and in the process appear a blue screen with error message about hardware problem. I install this hard disk in other comutera and I didn't have any problems. What Can I do

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First refix RAM memory . then try to install windows xp 5 times untill you can.
i also face same problem it is due to memory related so i refix RAM and try winxp install 3 times and i succeded.

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The Dell Dx280 is a P4 2.80 ghz. Processor

If you can boot into the BIOS setup screen without any trouble, your problems may be memory or drive configuration. ( Start from scratch ) Disconnect any external devices.
1. Set all BIOS controls to Default.
2. On your other machine, make a bootable disk (CD).
3. Check your BIOS version against current versions available.
4. Make sure your BIOS will accept the Drive Size and Structure.
5. Find out what version of VISTA you are running... ect. 32bit or 64.
Partition and Format your hard disk using a HD utility, such as Sea tools or Disk manager.
6. Try loading appropriate version of VISTA to drive.
If after Partitioning drive, you are still getting errors, remove or replace memory, one piece at a time.
If your BIOS is corrupt, you may have to Flash the BIOS to Factory specs. first and then again to current versions.
Hope this has helped, if you cant load the simple stuff, the Hard Stuff will never load.

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Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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