Since I want to be ready, in the event it does not work, do you have any solution that you can provide? Insert the floppy into the GX and boot from the floppy. TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds. Now, I cannot even repair of reinstall Windows XP, because the system is not booting from none of the boot devices. Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports.
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Do this on a working XP machine. Your name or email address: Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger. I did exactly as instructed below: You should get an command prompt, usually “A: Now, I cannot even repair of reinstall Windows XP, because the system is not booting conrtoller none of the boot devices. I was looking for cables with connectors lying inside but I will see if there is an actual ddll on the board.
Dell Optiplex GX280 Hard Drives
Could you add the link that you used? The link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Post dell a guest Name. Then there should optiplx at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem. To create a Windows startup disk, insert a floppy disk into the drive of a similarly configured, working Windows XP system, launch My Computer, right-click the floppy disk icon, and select the Format command from the context menu.
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Though usually, the gx fails when the capacitors blow and the system doesn’t even power on. Already have an account?
Once the format operation is complete, close the Format dialog box to return to My Computer, double-click the drive C icon to access the root directory, and copy the following three files to the floppy disk:. Your floppy disk isn’t created as a bootable disk.
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I found the detailed instruction on how to create a Boot up disk by downloading the BIOS firmware from the manufacture’s website. G-Man 5, 10 23 My only hope now is to come on with a solution that will work through the Floppy drive, since that’s the only drive opti;lex affected. The first thing I noticed was that you were making a ” boot disk ” not a ” MS-DOS startup disk ” which is what you need to use. Do you already have an account?