reformatting a dell optiplex 755 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2009, 02:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Angry reformatting a dell optiplex 755

hi

my mother recently brought an old computer home from work she no longer needed, i have been trying to reformat it but it didnt come with a reinstallation cd, so i have been trying to reformat it with an old XP windows home edition from 2002, but the computer doesnt seem to read it when i reboot the computer. i have reformatted a computer before. It's really annoying if anyone had any hints or help would be muchly appreciated.
__________________

shottyshotya is offline  
Old 06-24-2009, 02:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: reformatting a dell optiplex 755

have you change the boot order in bios to have the cd drive listed before the hard drive?
__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dell Optiplex 330 - BSOD while loading XP CD. Jayce Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 11 07-01-2009 11:47 AM
Dell Releases Bios Updates For Several Nvidia Video Cards Osiris Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 0 07-30-2008 12:41 PM
Dell Optiplex GX280 Fan Issue jairic Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 06-30-2008 10:04 PM
Will PQI Brand Turbo 1GB PC2 5400 DDR SDRAM modules work w/ Dell Optiplex GX270? mrspendnot System Upgrades 3 11-27-2007 07:36 PM
Dell to finally ship PCs with Linux Osiris Linux and Open Source 7 05-13-2007 04:54 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.