I bought a used Dell 745 Optiplex for my 13 year old son for school. The 160 gb hd is wiped clean and has 2gb Ram. When it arrived I couldn't get it to work. The screen was blank and all I got were 2 beeps. I checked Ram and internal battery but all was ok. I removed the Nvidia Quadro FX card and bingo I got a screen. The problem now is when I insert a OS disc I get a message that "no device driver MSCD001 found". I have been searching for hours with no solution. I dl'd a Dell Recovery CD but still cannot read. Can you direct me how to fix this so I can help my son enjoy his PC? Thanks in advance.
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COA sticker says XP and also gives a product key. As I mentioned any CD I insert says, 'device driver MSCD001 not found'. How do I get it to at least see a disc i.e. Dell Recovery Disk which I downloaded? I don't have a XP recovery disc. Any suggestions where I can dl one if that will do the trick?
Hi, Get yourself a proper OEM DELL CD install disk for XP, and it will just work. no mucking around with good old .sys and MSCDEX... those days are lone gone unless things go really wrong, and have to do file by file recovery !