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13 Dec 2009  
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colnago View Post
I have a little problem I was wondering if someone has some suggestions to fix.
Problem:
I have a D/R Win7 upgrade disk to install Win7. Have successfully installed Win7 from within XP, but wanted to reformat harddrive before install. So, I tried to boot from disk. I'm able to boot from disk, get long white bar at bottom of screen, but after that just get flowery screen and nothing else happens. My computer is a Dell 8300. I tried disk in my laptop, Dell, and was able to boot-install Win7 on that, so disk is okay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated for my computer knowledge is beginner/novice.

Thanks,
Mar
Hi and welcome

I have an 8300 as well. It might be either a video driver or BIOS upgrade.. It is after all a bit old

Is there an OS on it now? can yoou safe boot (F8)? Can you go into bios (F12/F2)?

Let me know I can always boot mine

Ken J+
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