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My dell dimension 8200 desktop will recognize my harddrive but will not boot windows. the harddrive is from my compaq pesario.they were both made in 2001. dont have the dells original harddrive

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Well what you may have to do is insert the Windows installation disc and repair the system, (do not re install the operating system), insert the disk and re start the computer and when it asks you what to do click on repair my system after that you may have to get the drivers for your dell at: dell and that may work if it doesn't then you would have to re install the Operating system.


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You have to re-install windows. The current copy is looking for a Compaq and can only find a Dell.

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