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I am trying to re-install windows xp on a DELL dimension 8300 but it does'nt boot it can go to the BIOS and everything but it say Boot.mgr is missing

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  • AddictedGeek Mar 14, 2011

    It Dont recognize the Window CD

  • AddictedGeek Mar 14, 2011

    i Try it on another computer and it works perfectly i also change the CD-ROM and it didnt work

  • AddictedGeek Mar 14, 2011

    i try it on another PC and it work Perfectly i also change the CD-Rom and it didnt work

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To reinstall Windows, insert the installer disc, power off the machine, then power it back on while pressing F9 or F12 (the first screen should show you which option to push for "Boot Menu" or "Boot Options"). Once your at the boot menu, select the CD/DVD drive and follow the instructions on the screen.

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You should use the bootable Windows XP CD to start the installation.
To do that, you must first enter the BIOS in the Boot Options select the DVD drive as first (so that it will boot from CD/DVD first, instead of the hard disk). Save and Exit, insert the bootable Windows XP CD in the drive and when prompted to do so, "press any key to boot from CD-Rom".
Hope the above helps.

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  • AddictedGeek Mar 14, 2011

    Hey! i already did that but what happen is that it doesnt recognize the Windows XP CD =/ i try changing the CD and the DVD/CD Drive and it still doing the same thing

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    Does the CD you have actually work? Is it an original Windows CD or just a copy? Have you actually booted from it before (even on another computer)?

    If not, maybe it's the CD's fault, in which case you should locate another, working Windows XP CD.
    If however the CD is proven to work, then it could be an issue with your CD-ROM drive instead. You could therefore try to get hold of another drive and repeat the process...

    Hope that helps!

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