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I have a dell gx 260. orked great for 1 month when

I have a dell gx 260. worked great for 1 month when psu quit. so I bought a new 550 watt installed. what it does now is it will boot to the bios but when i try to install windows xp it will start and then shut down everything even the psu fans. but there is still power to the motherboard there is an amber light on letter d can also power back up in a30 sec. back to the bios

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Hello there:
It looks like to me that your bios is not recognizing the harddrive or is not set up properly like user settings or default settings
I would first go into bios and make sure that the bios is set to the harddrive that is installed.
And also in the boot sequense look on this and see if the harddrive is listed there if it is make sure that it is the top one and not the bottom one than save and reboot the computer when it boots back up it should tell show your harddrive and cd rom if connected properly than if all is good now just continue with your xp[ installation or what ever you were doing ok
I hope that this is very helpful for you
best regards righard

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1) Better: XFX Radeon HD4650

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The GX260 supposedly has a 250 Watt PSU. (Power Supply Unit)
Back in the day this PSU was made, the PSU manufacturer 'fudged' the maximum rated wattage.
Actual is more like 60 percent of what is stated.
175 watts!

The above is just IMHO about graphics card choice.

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