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    Hi, please could someone kindly advise? I have a DELL system, 2.8GHz, 1GB memory & I'm trying to load windows7 32bit on the system but its telling me there's no boot driver & so I'm unable to initiate installation. Please could you advise? I don't get any other error messages other than, 'no boot driver'....or words to this effect. Please could you advise? Thanks

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    Hi,

    Do you fix computers I'm curious?

    Anyway I have never seen that error. What is the exact model # as there may be something specific to the model we could Google.

    Joe
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    Hi Zep516

    I do indeed attempt to fix computers but.....while I know much, there's more that I don't know, and while there are people on hand that can advise me, they're not always conveniently within reach or earshot! Also, they rather foolishly made me responsible for PC maintenance, they heard that I was really (laugh) good with computers & decided to make me their 'Tech' man, how irresponsible!! All the guys are actually very helpful, and I'm forever learning, and like I said....there's loads & loads I don't know...but I'm getting there by the grace of God. The model is a DELL desktop Optiplex 760....hope this helps?

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    Thanks.

    Still can't seem to find an answer. The only 2 items coming into play here are the disk and the cd rom drive, so perhaps an issue lies with one of those items...

    Best I can offer.

    Joe

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    I've never seen that error either, in those words. Here's what I found. The boot drive is the drive that contains the OS.

    Is the computer configured to boot from the CD Drive? Even if it's not, it should find and boot to the HD. On a Dell, press F2 upon boot to access the BIOS to change the boot order or to verify that CD Rom is first to boot from.

    Does the computer boot normally without the disk in the CD Rom?

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    If your cd rom has a cd in it take it out.

    If the problem still exists, it could mean that the hard drive has crashed.

    You have to get a new hard drive and install windows in order to use your desktop again.

    You can check the BIOS to see if a HDD is visible

    In the BIOS load the default factory setting it might boot and works fine.
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    Hi Zep516, thanks so much for your help. After much stress & searching and elimination it seems the hard drive is dead so I've replaced the hard drive & there now seems to be life. Thank you so much for your help & support, all of you.

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    You're welcome,

    Thanks! For getting back to us with your solution.

    It was Donna and abseh1 that provided the better information and I see that you rewarded them for a job well done!

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