I've just been handed a free dell dimension 2350. When attempting to boot up I get:
A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
When I put the xp home addition disc in the cdroom and boot I get:
Press any key to boot from cd...
After I click any key I get:
Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration...
Then the screen goes blank and nothing. The fan continues to run. The screen stays on. But it just sits there black...
Do I junk this thing... or, what should be my next steps? If I can salvage this, I'd be quite pleased.
Any input would be much appreciated. Thank You.