Post as a guest Name. I always use the configurators at Kingston or Crucial to be sure I buy the right module. Ask a question and give support. Solutions are to defrag the drive to put the boot files back at the front of the partition mydefrag is excellent for this, google it , but this doesn’t help if you can’t boot. Go run “System Information for Windows” and look at your current memory speeds.

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At first look, this sounded like a bad motherboard.

The first data I noticed was that you were making a ” boot disk ” not a ” MS-DOS startup disk ” which is what you need to use. I have tried looking at the documentation, but can’ find what I am looking for.

Optiplfx keep in mind that I cannot boot from any of the devices at this moment. Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without 4 SATA ports.

Copy the file to a floppy disk. Older DELL machines suffer from this issue often. This would resolve your problem and prevent it reoccurring in the future.

I always use the configurators at Kingston or Crucial to be sure I buy the right module. My only hope now is to come on with a solution that will work through the Floppy drive, since that’s the only drive that affected.


Optjplex will get to the Windows boot up screen with the progress bar but only to restart to the same process again, over and over.

Sign up using Email and Password. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would go and I don’t really see an obvious spot for one. Reset your computer’s BIOS and then reboot. Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware issue.

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Insert the floppy disk to the floppy drive. They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. EXE and hit enter. Recently, i’ve rebooted the pc to find out that its not booting. If the problem still persists, get a Windows 95 CD and use it to format the system. This just came contdoller at Microcenter; http: Follow the onscreen instructions.


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If it still doesn’t work after all of this, then you defiantly have bad hardware somewhere. Molly, I did the F12 to boot from the devices menu and each one of the devices gave me an error message: Turn on the system. If the problem has still not gone, you can look into changing your memory – it could be going bad and can be a contrkller factor. Thank you very much for your advice and support in advance. Get rid of it if at all possible.

I don’t see any spare connectors inside at fontroller. Join the community here.

You mention that you downloaded a boot ROM from the “manufactures website”.