I have a Dell desktop PC, Dimension C521. I, as a junior high student who is just going to high school, have depended on this computer for a long time. I've had few problems with it before, and nothing that a reformat of the hard drive wont fix. This has gotten to be a problem, though. Seeing as you've guys have helped my dad before (strope411 I think he was), I'm hoping I can get this fixed just as accurately. Ever since my sister went to this website (Roblox ring a bell?), us as a family haven't been able to boot our PC. Whenever booted, we would get an annoying "ticking" noise from the CD drive, as if trying to boot from the CD drive instead of the hard drive. Oh and behold, several "ticking" minutes later, we get an error stating:
Boot from CD:
NO BOOT DEVICE DETECTED, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE
OR PRESS F2 TO SETUP MENU
So, we predict that whatever virus was given from that website, deleted our boot drive. So, following the given directions, we insert the System Disk (Reinstallation CD Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2) and follow the directions to get to the screen where it says:
Welcome to Setup
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft®
Windows® XP to run on your computer.
To setup Windows now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console, press R.
To quit setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
The only problem is, the keyboard doesn't work up to this point. It is the original keyboard, yet USB, which we think is the problem. USB Legacy is enabled, so I ask: does it enable only certain USB ports, or do we have to find an USB to PS2 port, and then a PS2 keyboard? If so, which ports does it enable?
One last question, after we finally get this installation done, is the job done, or do we need to get some Dell Drivers from a Reinstall CD we might've misplaced in storage?
Thanks to anyone with answers,and sorry for the long read,
The Yoshi King