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Hi!, I'm trying to install a brand new WD 500 Gb HD on a Dell Optiplex GX260. The problem is that even though I can see the HD on the BIOS Setup I can't get pass the Message... Press F1 for help or F2 (For Bios Setup Window). According to the WD documentation I should be able to install XP and, in the process Partition and Format the HD. Please HELP me with this Problem. Thanks.... Eddie from NYC.

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Boot to BIOS
turn on caps lock, scroll lock and number lock,
Press ALT+E (Should get a Single Beep) Press ALT+F (Another Beep) Press ALT+B (Reboot)
Make sure you have Windows CD in Optical drive and once it reboots it should start the OS load
If you don't have the most current BIOS, you may need to install old HDD, Download and install latest BIOS then repeat steps above.

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