I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with no current OS. It was given to me ready for OS installation, in working order by an IS guy.
The only problem was I didn't know how to install the OS. I thought I would just follow the prompts. So, I tried to install a Dell Reinstallation CD Windows XP Home Edition including Service Pack 1 CD. However, I reached a point where it asked me a question in the process and I wasn't sure what to do so I aborted the process by removing the CD. OOPS.
A few days later I decided to try and install Windows OS again, thinking when I got to that same question I would call a friend for advice. However, now when I put the CD in, I get the message Error loading operating system. When I turned off the computer and turned it back on with the CD in the CD slot, it said Press any key to boot from CD.....Error loading operating system. But that's it. No matter what key I press or how much I plead with it, it's not budging from this screen.
Any suggestions? The computer was supposed to go on a plane to Central America with me Tuesday for a friend there and I really want to get it working so I can take it.
Appreciate any help.