Installing XP on a DELL PowerEdge SC430 can't get past the SETUP is inspecting your computers hardware configuration screen
Posted on 2006-04-22
Installing XP on a DELL PowerEdge SC430 can't get past the SETUP is inspecting your computers hardware configuration screen, I first get the black screen and the "Press any Key to boot from CD..." message at which time I press any key then I get "Setup is inspecting your computer's configuration, please wait..." on a black screen, then I hear the CD Rom spinning and the hard drive light is on for awhile then everything quiets down and nothing else happens, if I press ENTER or any other key on the keyboard I get a single BEEP? Help? I need to get something on this so I can sell it and I can't get past the OS that is on it's USER NAME Authentication. It is running Fedora which I think is a Linux system. This is URGENT because I need to advertise and sell these desktops ASAP. The guy who owns them just shut down his business and he doesn't know these USER NAMES because he fired his employees and they either did this in spite before leaving or to hide something.