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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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Please try booting with it again. The first option should be highlighted and then you should be able to move up and down with keyboard, mouse or tryping does not work.


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success, options highlighted

windows mini xp selected - confirm


Edited by Jb852, 25 January 2018 - 02:01 PM.

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Good, did you select MiniXP and bring it up?


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yes its till loading


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New screen

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ok, once it is up. Double click on the HBCD Menu icon on desktop. Then select Partition / Boot /MBR from menu, Then select Partition Wizard Home Edition.


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brows folder ?


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Did you see my last steps? please follow


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Not in this , or the other files checked
Boot
Dos
Program
Files
XP
Will check all again,

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 Go back to the Desktop and Double click on the HBCD Menu icon on desktop. Third one up above the start menu


Edited by dmccoy, 25 January 2018 - 02:18 PM.

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On the menu to the right select Partition Wizard Home Edition.


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select the first Disk 299GB and see if you can click the Delete option on the icon up top. If not let me know and will do next step


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Nevermind it looks like that option is not available. On the left side menu Select Surface Test and click the Start Now button. Let me know when finished. If it asks to repair anything say YES


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