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Unable to Boot into Utility Partitions

by CJR1974 / February 1, 2011 6:46 AM PST

My original problem is not able to boot into Windows XP. I have never had the problem before and I have not changed or added any hardware or software recently. The Dell Manual recommended a Diagnostics to be ran. I can get to the "Boot Menu" and I can highlight the "Boot to Untility Partition" but when I select it nothing happens.
I have a DELL Dimensions 9200 desktop

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Maybe
by Bob__B / February 1, 2011 8:03 AM PST

Did this machine come with or did you make recovery disc?

If so you might be able to boot from that source and get to the Dell diags.

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Diagnostics.
by mopscare42 / February 4, 2011 12:00 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe

One of the disks that came with the computer is the " Drivers and Utilities" disk. That has the diagnostics on it.
Put the disk in, shut the computer down, turn it back on and let it boot from the disk and you will see diagnostics, just follow the instructions.

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