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Windows 7: Dell Optiplex GX 280


20 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7
 
 

I put a DVD RW drive in the PC. I am not trying to boot via USB.

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20 Aug 2009   #12

 

I do not think you can boot via USB. If only that were an option.

What I am saying - there are some indications that this error is caused by a failure to read data from the DVD - and that failure may or may not be due to the DVD itself, but could be a fault generated by the drive mechanism. At this, point, we cannot tell.

If you have another DVD drive, connect it - try to install.

If you do not have another DVD drive, burn a new disc, on the slowest speed, and try to install from it.
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21 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, I will try another drive. I know that the disk is good because I have used it previously and it worked fine.
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31 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7
 
 

Ok,
I have tired multiple drives, and multiple install disks, and I get BSOD every time. Anyone have any suggestions? I have seen on other forums that people get Windows 7 to install on 280's with the exact hardware with no problems. Anyone know?
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31 Aug 2009   #15

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nwebb View Post
Ok,
I have tired multiple drives, and multiple install disks, and I get BSOD every time. Anyone have any suggestions? I have seen on other forums that people get Windows 7 to install on 280's with the exact hardware with no problems. Anyone know?
If it happens on multiple drives, and install disks it has to be something in hardware. Probably something in BIOS. can you boot into bios and check the following. legacy floppy support (should be off), everthing should be default. If possible download the newest BIOS upgrade.

Try to install again\

\Hope this helps

Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Ken. I will give it a try.
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11 Nov 2009   #17

XP
 
 

Nwebb, did you get 7 to work? I ask because one of my computer is a Dell Gx280 as well, and I was considering installing 7 on it. If you could tell me how it is working out, I would appreciate that.
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21 Nov 2009   #18

7,vista,xp
 
 
install ok on gx-280

hi:
i did the install of wind 7 on one dell gx-280, no problems , some of the hardware don't install drivers but as soon i get the updates every thing was ok the only thing of install it on a gx280 is the video just get 1.0 ranting for aero aplications, but other of that, work good. please check you installation dvd, i suppouse that is original?
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23 Nov 2009   #19

XP
 
 

Thanks for the update. I actually installed a new graphics card on the gx-280, so I'm hoping aeros won't be a problem. However, how is the speed of the system. Same as in XP or slower?
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23 Nov 2009   #20

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Deleted bogus post. Did not read all of thread before posting, sorry.
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