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Installed new hard drive, how to install OS from cd?


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lainers90

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop which I just replaced the hard drive in. I inserted the disk and changed BIOS to boot from cd/dvd first. It  comes up with a prompt saying that "Your CD/DVD drive during this boot cycle is f:", and then will not let me go any further until I put in a file name or command, and I have no clue what to put in there. Any help would be appreciated.


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Hi Lainers :welcome:

 

Some questions:

- Which was the Operating System installed before on the machine?

- What is the OS you are trying to install? and where did you get the install DVD?


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Windows 7 for both, and the cd came with my computer


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Windows 7 for both, and the cd came with my computer

 

Any chance of uploading a image showing the prompt you got?

 

Did you check the BIOS to see if the Hard Disk is properly recognized? In some machines you can see the model and/or size of the Hard Drive.


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