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Old 02-09-2006, 02:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Can you explain? Its a copy? What kind of copy? Is it an image?
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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an upgrade disc, not sure what type
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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DId you recently change out the MBD or HDD? Sounds to me like you have an old gateway/dell type disk. The o/s is tied to a special number in the bios, and/or sometimes on the HDD controller chip. If they sent you an upgrade disk, it maybe an older one. Essentially, it is trying to check the bios to ensure it is in fact a dell/gateway/correct system. This can happen if you've flashed ever flashed the bios. They need to send you a disk that is NOT locked to the bios.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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nope all ive done is reformat off a windows disc
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Is this a system disk from another system? Say you have a dell in the house, and are installing it to another system. It may not work if an older restore cd.
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
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please contact your suystem manufacturer. any ideas thank you!!

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