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Dell Latitude 510- no recovery disks


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I have a Dell Latitude 510 with a clean hard drive & no recovery disks and it has only one bay for floppy & cd. I have a problem trying to install xp as cd drive won't load,suspect no drivers & when I load setup with floppys it doesn't reconise any cd installed because floppy is in use. Greatly appreciate any suggestions.
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Do you have the CD-R to boot first in the BIOS?
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You might read these.

http://www.syschat.c...ppy-cd-463.html

same as above with pictures.

http://www.dreaminco...wtopic21134.htm

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Yes, I have it booting from the CD first, but it trys to boot but reverts back to Hard drive. The only thing I can think the CD drive may not be working. Thanks for your reply
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Sorry for the late reply. had a addicting game span over the weekend.

Can you hear the cd-r trying to read the cd?
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Yes, the cd sounds like it wants to spin up, but does not sound like its at the normal speed when you insert a cd
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Might have a bad CD-R.

Does the CD work with any other computer?
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