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July 3rd, 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
 
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dell latitude d400 install issues

new member here, and needing assistance....a friend gave me a laptop, and told me all it needed was a fresh install....well, this is the problem. it has no cd drive. the make is dell latitude model d400. ive tried moving an xp .iso image to a flash drive and booting to usb...to an xp disk in an external cd drive, and an external usb hard drive where i also had the .iso.....none of these worked... i had the 1st boot the usb with the usb port, and with the external cd drive tried the usb bootup, but wouldnt, so i tried making the cd rom the 1st boot device and it booted, very slowly.... it said press any key to boot from cd, then about 2 minutes later, it said setup is inspecting my computers configuration. after about another 2 minutes, a message pooped up and said it couldnt install because a text file or something was missing.....i tried 2 other internal drives in an external enclosure...this didnt work either... does anyone know how to install windows on a dell latitude 400d? all replies will be greatly appreaciated.
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