My Dell died yesterday. I have tried everything I could think of, but no luck.
A few days ago, when it was running, I received a system message saying there was no space left on the hard drive. I thought this funny because a couple days before I had checked the drives. There was aproximately 17gb used from the 37gb HD. I looked into this and found a recently installed game (chicken invaders) being reported as more than 19 gb.
I uninstalled the game which fixed the hard drive size. The next day, while the pc was on, but not being used, it just beeped once and shut down. Which brings me to this point.
Booting the pc produces error - invalid system disk, replace disk touch any key to continue.
There is no floppy in it which would produce this error.
When trying to run windows xp pro setup disc at boot.
File setupdd.sys could not be loaded.
The error code is 4.
The system in question:
Dell Dimension XPS T600R (Purchased in '98 - '99)
Pheonix Bios 4.0 release 6.0
Bios Version A11
256mb ram (pc100)
Windows XP Pro SP1
(No internet or networking used on this machine in more than a year)