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08 Mar 2012  

Windows Xp Home 32 Bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Floppy Diskette Seek Failure

I recently bought a new power pack for my Dell Dimension 5100 and after installing I got a message saying floppy diskette seek failure. I googled it and as suggested disabled it in the bios and SORTED.
However yesterday i was installing a new wireless dongle and it crashed and I had to shut down. I have since got a variety of messages relating to files includinf "NTFS" and "PCI" so I want to do a repair of the Windows XP Home OS. However I cant install the CD because the drive isnt working. I had a look inside (because I am pretty sure the drive worked fine before the new PSU) and I am sure that all the wires are in right. When the computer is on the CD drive opens up and closes but is not actually recognised. Also, I have tried several other working CD drives but to no avail (presumably because they have to be installed right?).

What do you suggest? I would appreciate any help!

NOTE: I have tried repairing using a USB but it didnt work, maybe you could suggest some software....
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