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Boot Sequence Im trying to re-format the operating system for GX240 Dell, but my problem is i cant find any sequence to boot from exept for "processor 4:"... when i tried choosing the F12 and choose number 3 to boot from CD. I receive error something like no boot device is found... But at the BIOS Set-up they were all recognised.

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Boot sequence problem? You set the boot sequence permanently in the Bios or System Setup. Normally when you boot the system the screen will tell you what key to hit to get into the Bios or Systems Setup.

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I had a failed hard drive replaced in my Dimension 5150. The system backup is on a memory stick. It starts to format the new drive, but then stops and gives no message. Any suggestions?


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Not sure exactly what you have on the back drive or its configuration and capability, but before you can use a new drive, it needs to be partitioned, then formatted probably with the NTFS system before you can copy any files to the drive.

Hopefully, you have the original system CDs or DVDs. You can change the boot sequence to boot from the CD/DVD and proceed from there. To do this, while the PC is early in the process of booting, press the F2 key to enter the setup program. Don't forget to change the boot sequence back when the overall process is complete.

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Go back to setup and check your boot sequence. It may not be looking for your hard disk. Do you know what Hard disk you have? It may not be wired in there properly if it's in the boot sequence. Set DVD/CD to 1st boot device and put in your installation disk. Do you boot now? Do you have data on your hard disk you need? If not, Re-format the drive.

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simple if you need to format your system then insert the windows xp cd in a normal mode and go to installation and it will ask for the an upgrade or fresh installation select fresh installation no need to enter bios this reboots your system via cd and let youformat your machine.

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