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Problem with my dell dimension 3000 pc

My dell dimensiion 3000 will not allow me to boot from a windows xp pro cd

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    wow..that's not too good. seems that your cd/dvd drive may be unhappy...if the dell works, then try to read a dvd or cd, and let's find out if the drive is history, or it's elsewhere.

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