Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Fri Jul 14 19:37:55 EDT 2006

I actually had more success going on the Dell Community Bulletin Board
and asking for help in troubleshooting a problem then going to Dell's
tech help. You also have the ability to search past threads to see if
your problem has been discussed in the past. Lots of members, even the
Dell tech help people use it, and responses generally come quick.
Registration is simple. Of course, at least one running computer is

Pete, wa2cwa

On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 19:21:43 -0400 "Bob Bruhns" <bbruhns at erols.com>
> I had a bootup problem where the machine would see the hard drive,
> and I could boot from a floppy (I use Win2000 with FAT32, so a
> simple win98 boot disk can get me into the hard drive files) and
> the files were all there, but it just would not boot from the hard
> drive unless I kept retrying over and over, and then finally it
> would boot.
> I tried all kinds of things on the drive, but it turned out to be a
> conflict between the hard drive and the CD burner on the same IDE
> cable.  I removed the CD burner, and it was fine.  In my case, the
> CD drive used to work fine with the hard drive, and then this
> started happening.  Some day I'll see if the CD burner works on the
> other IDE cable, etc.
>   Bacon, WA3WDR

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