I boot a dos disk and run FDISK. There is a set active partition item there.
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Page down a little to see the note about activating a partition.
How do you get beyond this?
The system is a Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop/swapable/floppy/CD drives..
I have tried everything I know. Is there anything I can do short of sending it back to dell?
I didn't think I was computer illerate until now!