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plug and play error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rtrg, Dec 22, 2011.

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    rtrg Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2008
    I have a dell dimension 8100. It was working fine until I decided to use it as a host to install xp on a spare but used 80 gig hd. I have done this many times using any dell to write to the hd. In this case The install process got up to the pont where I make various choices. During one of its restarts to display the next screen I got 2 error messages, fan not detected, which is true, and plug and play error. At this point the "PRESS F1 to continue, or F2 to enter setup" is supposed to appear. In this case the screen got STUCK on the error, I tried another copy of the cd. Same result. I reconnected the first hdd only to get the same error. The diagnostic lights are GREEN,GREEN,GREEN,YELLOW. No usable info in the manual. What is the fix? This tower was very stable. I do not want to lose it. I do not understand this error. The spare hdd is probably good. [email protected]
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