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Dell Optiplex GX110
256 MB RAM upgraded today to 512 MB RAM
Phoenix Bios A02

I am working on this PC for a friend who is computer illiterate and has managed to contract about 20 different Trojans and Viruses. Instead of trying to clean up the mess we agreed to do a clean install. I went into BIOS to check the boot order and was unable to get the PC to boot from the CD-ROM drive. So I made XP Home SP2 boot discs. Got to disc 5 and received the following message:

File ntfs.sys caused an unexpected error (4113) at line 5091 in d:\xpsprtn\base\boot\setup\setup.c.

Press any key to continue.

Setup failed. Press any key to restart your computer.

I've never had this happen on a PC before and I couldn't find anything on Google that had the same error codes. Any ideas on what the problem might be?
 

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You should beable to BOOT from CD
Does the Bios detect the CD-Rom?
Is the CD-Rom set to boot first? This is under Boot Sequence in the BIOS.
Here is a link for the owners manual:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx110/
I am unsure if you have a slotted or socketed CPU.
Also, how is the harddrive and CD-Rom setup (connection wise).
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Yes, the CD-ROM is detected and I had set it to boot first. All it does is go directly into Windows instead of saying "to boot from CD press any key...." I even went so far as to disable the hard drive and it still wouldn't boot from the CD.

I already looked over the Dell info earlier today when I upgraded the RAM.

Connection wise? Are you referring to the cables?
 

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Connection wise yes, but this should not be a issue seeing the CD-Rom is shown in the BIOS.
Have you tried to see if the PC will boot from another Bootable CD, such as a Knoppix CD etc.
This will test if the CD-Rom is ok.
Is this an original or a copy of XP? Will it boot up in another PC? Just trying to verify that the XP CD disk is not at fault.
Thanks,
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I'm not sure about the optiplex line, but with inspirons, if you press F12 before windows loads it gives you a boot menu and you can set it to boot from cd for that one boot only, maybe that would work if the bios change doesn't. Worth a shot anyway.
 

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Re: XP Boot Disks Error

The CD-ROM is fine. I used it to burn some backup discs and it'll read as well. To the best of my knowledge this is a brand new copy of XP Home - it was still sealed.

Tried F12, but it didn't change anything. :(
 

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Yes, but I'll have to log off the forum to do so. I'll give it a shot.
 

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No problem...I completely understand. Thank you.

The disc went straight to "to boot from CD press any key...." on my newer PC. No problem. *shrugs*
 

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Well that tells us the CD is OK!
How do you have the CD-Rom Connected (Jumpered as Master on its own 80 pin IDE cable on the secondary IDE Slot)?
The harddrive should be jumper as Master and set to the Primary IDE Slot
Double check the connections.
Also check that the new ram is seated properly.
 

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Re: XP Boot Disks Error

The long portion of the IDE cable runs from the CD-ROM to the board and a short portion of cable runs to a DVD-RW drive. It sits in the IDE 2 slot on the board. The hubby says it's set to CS (?) and that the DVD-RW appears to be set to CS as well.

The hard drive should be jumper as Master and set to the Primary IDE Slot - YES.
 

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Set the CD-Rom jumper to Master and connect it to the end of the ribbon cable (Black Connection)
Set the DVD-Rom jumper to Slave and connect it to the middle of the ribbon cable (Gray Connection)
The Blue connection should be connected to the Motherboard.
The colors mentioned are for a 80 pin ribbon cable, which you should be using.
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Yes, they are 80 pin ribbon cables, but this is an old computer and the cables are not color coded. LoL However, I do understand. :)
 

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Quick question...
If the DVD-RW/CD-RW is faster wouldn't it be better to set it as master and the older slower CD-Rom as slave?
 

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Ok, working on that, but I have another question....
What does this: AD75000 INTERNAL DUAL PCMCIA PC CARD READER 062GCV do specifically? I have never used one and the PC owner didn't even know what it was and is saying to leave it out of the computer completely, but just for my own knowledge I'd like to make sure it isn't something useful that he could use to transfer info between work and home.
 
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