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I'm trying to reinstall windows on my desktop dell computer I've changed the boot order to boot from the cd/dvd dsrive but it will not boot from the drive. so I boot up the cpu normal when i click on the drive where the windows is located the drive shows a different content of the disc instead of the windows files that I know is on the disc. I put it in another cpu and it showes exactly whats on the disc what could be the problem.

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  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    yes it shows the windows files and it goes into asking me what do I want to do such as install windows ect.

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    yes it shows the windows files on the other computer it also as what would I like to do such as install windows ect.

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    yes it shows on the other cpu and it ask if I want to install windows ect.

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    I tried that and thats not the problem ,the disc is clean and scratch free, I just put nero 9 disc in the and it read it right away so something else is wrong

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    I changed the setting in the bios , the cd is scratch/dirt free and i put nero ver 9 disc in the drive and it read it right away so its not the drive

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    I changed the setting in the bios , the cd is scratch/dirt free and i put nero ver 9 disc in the drive and it read it right away so its not the drive the only reason I'm asking someone else is that I need an answer right away I've been messing with this cpu all day

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    the hard drive is a master the cd/dvd disc is were the windows files are I can take the disc out of one computer and put it in another computer and it reads correctly and its not the cd/dvd drive because it read any other disc that I place in the drive i made a copy of the disc and when i put it in the drive it gives the incorrect reading of whats on the disc

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Hi. Is the Harddrive that you are trying to access is your slave drive. I am jsut wondering how come you were abe to see the content of the drive when in fact there is no windows files inside. Are you referring with the CD or with the harddrive. Pardon me for asking.

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Hi! YOu may have inserted a different disc. Please insert the correct bootable windows. When you used a different pc to check the disc, does it contain windows files?

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    dj_relly999 Sep 15, 2010

    Hi! Try the bios setting again then put it on BOOT from cd/dvd. Don't forget to save and exit. Sometimes we overlook this things. One thing that can cause this is when the cd is full of scratches or the optical drive is faulty that's why it jumps on booting normally. If that will be the case then try swapping the cd/dvd drive. I just hope that the first option works.

  • Terry Sims Sep 15, 2010

    I changed the setting in the bios , the cd is scratch/dirt free and i put nero ver 9 disc in the drive and it read it right away so its not the drive

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    dj_relly999 Sep 16, 2010

    Hows it going?


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