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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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No sorry I dont have one of those, and its not my laptop, its a loaner

jim


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Sure. Let me know if and or when you have the Hiren USB drive completed and hopefully booted up.


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Just got the call to pick up son should be about 30 mins plus or minus
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ok - back and boot cd(usb) is finished


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ok sorry about this, just had call from the youngest apparently hes in some sort of trouble at the cinema, all is going to h*** tonight can you give me a convenient time for you, that we can get together tomorrow

sincere apologies

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No problem. Sure just touchbase tom around 11 or after


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good afternoon 

 

Darrin, Phill?

 

State of system:

 

Power on

 

Win10 iso usb in

 

Screen DOS -diskpart>

 

HIRENS BOOT CD (USB) available


Edited by Jb852, 24 January 2018 - 09:15 AM.

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Sorry Jim Im feeling a little rough this morning. I will be with you in about an hour or so. Please try to boot with Hirens USB and open miniXP from the menu

Edited by dmccoy, 24 January 2018 - 10:59 AM.

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Darrin, no problem at all we can scrub this to another time if it helps
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Let me see how I’m feeling in a little while. See if you can get mini XP running Like I mentioned in my last post and let me know
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look, lets can it for today and see how you are tomorrow, I really do know what my bad days are like, you have your own to deal with, rest, please and we will talk tomorrow,
Signing off, do take care
Very best regards
Jim
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Okay. Here is the video that walk you through the process if you want some homework


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Apologies for my absence folks, having my own computer problems atm and unfortunately it may need to be a new purchase as a Windows 10 update has left me with a boot loop and no USB ports and DVD drive working, will get back to you asap.


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Phill, No worries, take care of your issues. I think we can get it resolved.


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I am feeling a little better today. I can help around 1:00 -1:30 If good for you. Were you able to get the Hiren’s disk up and running? If not, please follow thst video to get it working so we can continue from there.
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