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Dell Latitude D610 Problems....very.very.....VERY stupid


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#1 NuckenFutz

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:49 AM

Ok my and my friend are trying to get ths D610 to install Win XP but it WILL NOT do it the disk drive doesn't work with the bios but we can boot a OS called Slax and the CD drive works and second we use Wintoflash to put the XP install on a flash drive and I KNOW it works because I tested it on my PC but on his it just stays on a blank command screen does ANYONE have ANY idea what is wrong? I tell the PC to boot from the flash drive and everything it just wont do it any help with be appreciated, thanks

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:44 PM

Quick question, does the computer have a floppy disk drive?

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:55 PM

Just in case this is helpful in some way, here is several links.

This is the main support page.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

This page has the Windows XP Home Edition Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8

I am adding Windows XP Professional Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install just in case.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F

Now of course I am providing this information not yet knowing if the computer in question has a Floppy drive or not.

You may be able to download an image that will work on a flash drive and get the system to recognize the CD in the optical disk.
Although I have never personally tried this myself, it might work.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 05:33 PM

Ya it
does not
have a f2loppy dr3ive and the bios does not
use it
pr3oper3ly and now my PC is frekaing out because you see my typeiing? it keeps pressing false keys but any other ideas on the laptop ill straighten out my pc whatever is wrong with it heh

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:09 PM

Ok I hope somebody is still watching this and my keyboard is back to working normal does anyone have any ideas? I was telling my friend we should put a new bios on there but thats just a guess...

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:45 PM

you say it will boot different OSes, but will it install any other OS? have you tried running any hard drive diagnostic programs on it?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:07 AM

Is the hard drive being seen by the BIOS?

have you tried running any hard drive diagnostic programs on it?


I would also suggest that ^

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

Yes the bios detects the HDD and I will try some diagnostic programs to see if they find anything.




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