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How do I reformat a Dell dimension 8300, it will not do anything after inserting the operating system disk

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You need to make the DVD drive the first bootable device.
F2 on boot up should take you into the bios, it should say on the first screen as you boot what key takes you into the bios/setup.
Change the boot settings to allow the dvd drive to boot first.
It should now say press any key to boot from cd/dvd when you put your installation disc in

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Suggest you download, and install the Audio driver, for the Dell Dimension 8300.
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Before you go ahead and try reformatting the system , Please disconnect everything from the system (Except Mouse, Keyboard and screen)
and then try to use the disc to reformat the system. and if it still hangs up or freezes up that clearly seems to be a hard drive failure.

Hope this help.
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This system supports ECC and non-ECC Rambus modules. ECC and non-ECC modules can be mixed but ECC feature will be disabled. Modules must be installed in pairs. multiple modules - PC800 the max is 2 GBs
systems tool...run disc clean up...put a check mark in every box, you don' need anything there as it is all copies you have elsewhere...
then defraggment also in system tools.
If you really feel like making that ole girl hum, do a complete reinstall using the latest drivers from the dell site. If you use your service tag number it will select the better drivers for your application.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_8100&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=
go to this page for drivers (above) select your operating system (2000-ME-XP-Vista).
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