my dell dimension wont boot

January 8, 2011 at 10:51:31
Specs: Windows XP
My dell dimension 4300 wont boot up after changing my hard disk that has window xp installed.the previous window on the pc was window 2000 anyone with any idea?

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#1
January 8, 2011 at 11:32:12
... was xp installed on a different pc than the dell dimension 4300 before attaching the harddrive?


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#2
January 8, 2011 at 17:52:16
". . .won't boot up. . .". Exactly what DOES it do?

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#3
January 11, 2011 at 06:01:51
Yes the window XP was installed on a different pc, now I was able to format the disk and am trying to install new window but is still wont boot up,I had tried to use different type of BIOS setup but no success, any solution ?

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#4
January 11, 2011 at 14:20:30
Possibly. Post back the size of the hard drive. Post back exactly what happens when you try to boot the drive--any error messages, does it hang at some point and go no further?

If there's nothing on the drive, well it ain't gonna boot. Or if there's a problem with the drive, maybe because the bios isn't seeing it, that needs to be fixed first.

If you want to reinstall XP you need to boot from the XP cd and not the hard drive. You may be able to get by with a repair install:

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrep...

if there's a working version already on the drive.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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