Question about Dell DIMENSION 3000 CELERON 2.4GHZ CD-RW,80GB,256MB WINDOWS XP DESKTOP PC (074576101317)
OK, Here's what you need to do. Shut down the computer. When you restart it, as it boots, continue to press and release the F2 key as the computer starts up. When it does, you will get a BIOS setup screen. From there, there will be an option to change boot sequence. Make CD drive first and then C: drive. Save your changes and then reboot. This time, the computer should load your reinstall disk. Let me know how it goes.
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
You have to change the boot order by going into "Setup" (BIOS) and changing it so that the CD ROM drive is before the Hard Disk Drive in the boot order. Usually it's pretty easy to find in Dell (Pheonix) BIOS..
Something they have started doing in PCs built in the last 7 or 8 years is put a recovery partition on the Hard Disk itself. It can reatore the PC to factory settings in about 20 minutes (sure beats the 2+ hours it typically takes)
follow the directions here:
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
hope this helps you
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