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When I start up my Dell Dimension 8250 (Windows

When I start up my Dell Dimention 8250 (Windows XP) I get a windows installer window that first says preparing to install - then asks me to insert "Dell Support Disk" and click OK. It takes me 20 - 25 times to close this window

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Sounds like the machine got stuck in the middle of a installation of windows. Best thing to do is to reinstall windows and let the cd format the hard drive, if it can't format the hard drive then the hard drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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