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Dell XPS 420 will not boot


Best Answer phillpower2 , 15 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

ERROR IN THE PREVIOUS POSTPhill sorry about this The Hard drives are not as described above they are in fact.Drive 1: a Seagate Barracuda 320 GB 7200rpmDrive 2: a Western Digital Caviar SE 16... Go to the full post »


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That is strange. Do you know what size the WD drive is for sure?


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Ok back at the setup screen : see attached

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You need to remove your USB drive, then it should boot into Windows


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not absolutely certain  but at least 320 GB both drives should total 1TB

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Okay if 320GB then okay. 1TB would be two 500GB drives.


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not absolutely certain  but at least 320 GB both drives should total 1TB its a WD caviar SE16 , When i looked for phil i could not see any other indications as to size i could try to slide the disk out if you want its only held in by two plastic nip clips

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Let's get Windows up and running first. Did it boot into Windows now?


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the only certainty is the seagate is 320Gb, removing USB disk


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No still at Setup screen waiting for me to hit next
USB drive is out
Is it worth thinking about running set up again and using the product key?

Edited by Jb852, 22 January 2018 - 04:57 PM.

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Even after removing USB drive?


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Yes
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Will do
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That doesn't make any sense. If you are absolutely sure the USB and no Win 10 CD is installed the go ahead and go through it again and see what happens.


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Ok at the install repair screen
Install?
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Yes follow same steps as you just did


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