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I am trying to upgrade from a compaq to a dell but the dell will not boot from the hhd. the dell is an optiplex gx 270
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Hi LEC1974 and :)

I am trying to upgrade from a compaq to a dell but the dell will not boot from the hhd. the dell is an optiplex gx 270

Please clarify what you mean as in have you put the Compaq HDD in the Dell for example.
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I put the hhd in the dell it will not boot it doesn't recognize the drive
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I put the hhd in the dell it will not boot it doesn't recognize the drive

This is to be expected as there are no drivers for the Dell on the HDD, also be aware that drivers need to be installed in the correct order or you will get problems and particularly with Dell PCs, see the attached link; http://support.dell....4&isLegacy=true
Can you get into the BIOS to see if the HDD is even detected? You will also need to do this to change the boot order so that you can boot from the CD drive first.
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Would someone please tell me how to get drivers from dell. I have downloaded download manager at least a dozen times with no drivers.
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Drivers for the optiplex gx 270 and how to install/unzip them http://support.dell....0&os=WW1&osl=EN

Edit: Sorry only just noticed that there was bad language @ the second link so I have removed it.

Edited by phillpower2, 25 October 2011 - 04:40 AM.

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thank you phillpower2 for your help good day
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You are welcome LEC1974 :)
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