What do i need to make my computer work?

Hi, so i have an old Dell Optiplex GX280 im working on. Currently all that shows up is the boot screen and then the boot menu. The issue im having is i have no idea what i need to download and how to download it so that the system will be functional. On top it says it ran Windows XP professional 32-bit. Im not sure what other information to give you besides that i changed the cd player to an upgraded version and put in a floppy disk reader, not that anyone actually uses them but it was a left over part. If i download Windows xp on a disc and then put it in the computer will it boot up correctly? Thanks Guys

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  • 9 years ago
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    Well yes it should since you probably don't have an OS on your computer, just makes sure to tell it to boot from the CD by going into BIOS, I think you press F8 when the computer turns on but I don't remember it's been a while

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