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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 11:32:36 PM

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I know this has been asked before, but I don't have the time to do
proper research, or to search the MS KB, so here goes....

Another guy in the office just bought a new Dell computer. It has XP on
it, and whenever he boots up, it asks for Disk 1 to be inserted. There
is no Disk 1. Hitting cancel makes the message box go away, but the
problem still remains.

I know virtually nothing about XP---still using 98SE. I can stumble my
way around, but it could take a long time to find the answer.

He's d/l'd all the stuff Windows says he needs to d/l, but the box still
shows up.

Any ideas???

TIA

Tom S.

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Anonymous
May 6, 2004 2:09:01 PM

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"Tom Simchak" <tgslawref@ev1.net> wrote in message
news:o jbmc.24431$962.10453@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com...
> I know this has been asked before, but I don't have the time to do
> proper research, or to search the MS KB, so here goes....
>
> Another guy in the office just bought a new Dell computer. It has XP on
> it, and whenever he boots up, it asks for Disk 1 to be inserted. There
> is no Disk 1. Hitting cancel makes the message box go away, but the
> problem still remains.
>
> I know virtually nothing about XP---still using 98SE. I can stumble my
> way around, but it could take a long time to find the answer.
>
> He's d/l'd all the stuff Windows says he needs to d/l, but the box still
> shows up.
>
> Any ideas???
>
> TIA
>
> Tom S.

Is the BIOS set to boot from the CD rather than the hard drive?
--
Barry Turner
Anonymous
May 6, 2004 2:09:02 PM

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"BRT" <barry_turner@nospam21.com> wrote in message
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> "Tom Simchak" <tgslawref@ev1.net> wrote in message
> news:o jbmc.24431$962.10453@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com...
> > I know this has been asked before, but I don't have the time to do
> > proper research, or to search the MS KB, so here goes....
> >
> > Another guy in the office just bought a new Dell computer. It has XP on
> > it, and whenever he boots up, it asks for Disk 1 to be inserted. There
> > is no Disk 1. Hitting cancel makes the message box go away, but the
> > problem still remains.
> >
> > I know virtually nothing about XP---still using 98SE. I can stumble my
> > way around, but it could take a long time to find the answer.
> >
> > He's d/l'd all the stuff Windows says he needs to d/l, but the box still
> > shows up.
> >
> > Any ideas???
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Tom S.
>
> Is the BIOS set to boot from the CD rather than the hard drive?
> --
> Barry Turner
>

It's purely a guess, but it sounds to me as if one of the factory apps.
(i.e.- MSOffice, etc.) is trying to initalize and cannot, thereby asking for
the disc 1 installation CD.

If the system has NOT been doing this since the initial boot up, he needs to
run system restore back to the earliest date available in that tool.


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