At the prompt use the command type boot. The reason I wanted you to disconnect the floppy was just to eliminate that from the bootable device list. Don’t see what you’re looking for? So assuming you have been doing it that way, I am guessing that it is a problem with the Dell reading the MBR. When I press F12 it comes up with the error “attempting network boot. CD jumper settings should be above the pins.

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Dell optiplex gx150 cd drive won’t boot

You don’t need the install floppy Nothing I do gets me past a blinking cursor. I’ve never seen anything like this. A couple of thoughts. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I don’t think the computer would boot from a USB de,l. Really I have never seen that and I have worked with quite a few discs over the years.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Take the Hd with just the XP boot files and see if any difference or still blinking cursor. This computer was purchased back around and did not arrive with any Tried F12 but that’s not working and I’m not sure that it would anyway because of the drives not being found. Experience dell convenience of Alexa, now on your PC. There is no way to change any of the preset selections, that make up the boot sequence order to choose the CD.

SOLVED: Dell optiplex gx cd drive won’t boot – Fixya

Then have XP partition and format the drive. Please assign your manual to a product: You can’t post answers that contain an email address. Someone on the board just mentioned that there is a 32gb limit for a FAT32 partition.

I’m grasping at straws here. Be the first to review this item. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Have one to sell? Strike F1 to continue, F2 for Setup. Contact Dell technical support to get the CD read the partition on fell hard drive to restore to factory settings.


Have you pressed F12 on startup to get the boot menu? Connect each to its own cable on the end connector not middle. Just remove the Video Card from the list altogether, dwll then restart.

I would try to disconnect all your stuff except the CD. Now that getting delk that machine is impossible, it closes my only other door for a BIOS upgrade. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Posted on Aug 05, If none of these things solve the issue, please repost.