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Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop wont boot

Wont boot internally or from disc. boot screen keeps reloading, and when i try to boot from cd it says press f1 to retry or f2 for setup!?!?!?!?! help please

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  • Xsitement15 Jul 17, 2008

    it is a dell optiplex desktop computer
    it wont boot not even from cd



  • Uncahuab Jan 02, 2009

    Was this resolved? I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    My system won't reboot

  • Dutchieboi Feb 12, 2009

    the system boots up passes the P.O.S.T. and soon after whike loading the XP Professional Page.... a bleu screen error comes up and it reboots, to do the same thing again...

  • leon1p May 11, 2010

    Can you get into the bios?
    Does it try to read the CD at all?
    Does it give any more information?


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Your cd Rom is also not working properly

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