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Dell XPS R400 Pentium II

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marykay_g, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. marykay_g

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    I'm trying to install XP on XPS R400, previously running 98. I'm getting error message invalid system disc but all original discs are lost. I reformatted drive thinking the XP would go right on but I'm stuck.
     
  2. Bryan

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    It sounds like it's not booting to the Windows XP CD. You need to get into the BIOS setup and be sure the boot sequence is set to CDRom Drive, Floppy Drive and then hard drive in that order.

    When the PC first powers on, you should see instructions to press a key to get into Setup. It's usually the DEL or F1 key. Once in the BIOS setup set the Boot Sequence and be sure to read the instructions on the screen to save the settings as you exit.

    Let us know what happens.
     
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    Thank you for replying. I wasn't able to get into setup as it was. I was able to use an old Windows ME startup disc and installed ME last night. After the ME install I changed the boot sequence, so I'm going to replace the ME with XP tonight. Thanks again.
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Be sure and do a clean install of XP . . Upgrades over the top of ME have not turned out well . .

    wrs
     
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