reinstallation cd

Dell INSPIRON 6000
June 29, 2009 at 14:26:49
Specs: Windows XP
I want to do a fresh install of XP. When I insert the Dell Reinstallation CD I can hear my CD drive, but the CD will not boot ... the computer goes ahead and starts up as normal. I have also tried F12 with no success. What are my options?

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#1
June 29, 2009 at 14:55:41
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#2
June 29, 2009 at 15:06:08
Check to see that the CD Rom will read other CD's. If it does, then it could be the boot priority setup in your Bios. After you have verified that the CD rom is working properly, check the Bios settings and make sure that CD is first.


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#3
June 29, 2009 at 15:08:27
It sounds like your boot order is wrong. I know you said you tried f12 with no success. You did not mention what you did there.

Go into your BIOS, find the Boot section and set the CD drive to boot before the hard drive.


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#4
June 29, 2009 at 15:17:41
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Some Dell™ Portable Systems That Shipped After October 31, 2005 May Display a Flashing Cursor on a Black Screen

This issue only occurs on Dell portable systems that shipped after Oct. 31, 2005, and have the following configuration:

* The CompuTrace BIOS feature is supported and has been set to Activate.
* A system account has been created, and the laptop is registered with Absolute Software.
* The Altiris Backup and Restore application for local client has been installed.

Affected systems manifest the following symptoms:

* When the system is powered on, it does not complete the boot process, and the only indication that a problem has occurred is a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left corner of the display.
* The system cannot boot from any media as long as the hard drive is attached. The only way to boot to other media is to remove the hard drive from the system.

Altiris Backup and Recovery software uses an atypical mechanism to hide a partition within the system volume. This mechanism involves hiding valid data relating to the Altiris Backup and Recovery software in marked blocks that the operating system is designed to ignore. The installation process for Altiris also leaves table entries that store directory information for NTFS. These entries are formatted differently than those normally observed on an NTFS-formatted partition. These changes were not anticipated, and we are not aware of any other product that uses the file system in such a manner.

The Dell portable systems that may be affected by this issue are as follows:

* Dell™ Inspiron™ 1501
* Dell Inspiron 6000
* Dell Inspiron 9300
* Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705
* Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505
* Dell Inspiron 630m
* Dell Inspiron 640m/E1405
* Dell XPS™ M1210
* Dell XPS M1710
* Dell XPS M2010
* Dell XPS M140
* Dell XPS M170
* Dell XPS Gen 2
* Dell Precision™ Mobile Workstation M20
* Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M40
* Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M50
* Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M60
* Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M65
* Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M70
* Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M90

... bios flash seems to be solution!

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"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
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#5
June 29, 2009 at 15:24:31
I just tried to play an audio CD and it isn't able to play. Can hear the drive trying, but it won't start. Checked system info and it says that it recognizes the TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C and that it is working properly. Checked for updated drivers and it said that the current driver is the best match. Also, should have mentioned earlier that I previously checked BIOS and DVD is first in order. Any ideas with this new info?

And the original reason why I want to do a fresh install is I keep getting STOP errors. Computer is able to run, but you never know when it is going to go down.


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#6
June 29, 2009 at 15:41:55
... click links @ response number one

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#7
June 29, 2009 at 15:47:12
You don't need to install drivers for optical drives. They're a part of the OS & don't need upgrading. Why aren't you troubleshooting the STOP code error rather than attempting to reinstall the OS?

BTW, generally there's a prompt on the screen that says, "Press any key to boot from CD....". If you're not doing that, it will bypass the CD & move on to the next device in the boot order.


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#8
June 29, 2009 at 15:56:09
mavis, thanks for the response. The computer will boot up okay and always has, so I don't think that is the problem.

jam, I just want to start over with a clean system ... get rid of all the junk that is running, so that is why I didn't follow up on the STOP error.

Any ideas on why the DVD isn't working, yet is showing that it's okay?


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#9
June 29, 2009 at 16:04:21
... when was the last time you managed to use a boot-up cd and was successful?

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"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
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#10
June 29, 2009 at 17:40:31
About 6 months ago I replaced the hard drive and used the reinstallment CD to boot. Haven't had any reason to use the CD since then.

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