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What to do after installing a new hard drive on inspiron 1525

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after installing a new hard drive on my inspiron 1525 I place the drivevers and utilities driver on the cd/dvd player drive, chose boot from cd/dvd drive, and I get this message

your cd/dvd drive during this boot cycle is f:

a RAMDISK drive is available for this boot cycle as C:

it contains several hard drive setup tools. Please use these tools only under the direction of dell support staff.




What do i enter after F:\>        ?????????

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  • Before installing drivers, you must use a Windows disc to install Windows.


  • It has been done by me and is a problem I have right now-same exact thing so what do you put after the F's flashing cursor?

  • Hello Warren,

    To understand the issue and help you further, I would request you to help me with few details about the issue.
    -- What exactly is happening when you turn on the computer?
    -- Do you see a black screen with a blinking cursor?
    -- What is the Operating System?
    -- What is the System Model?

    Run a hardware diagnostics to check if there is any hardware failure.
    -- Restart the computer.
    -- Keep tapping F12 key on the Dell Logo screen.
    -- From One Time Boot Menu, select Diagnostics and press Enter.
    -- If the test fails please capture the Error Code and write back to us would be glad to assist with the next course of action.

    Thanks & Regards
    Allan D
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USIndia. For Dell support videos click Here.

    If a post answers your question, please click "Yes".

  • I installed a new hard rive into my dell Inspiron 1525 and I cannot figure out how to install these discs that I have? earlier posts on this matter match my problem. help

  • Hi Shannon1983,

    Please refer to my link below for instructions on installing Windows and device drivers.