re: reinstalling xp
by DellCA - 4/2/08 12:00 PM
In Reply to: reinstalling xp by virg912
As R.Proffitt said, you can use CTRL+F11 at the Dell splash screen (just after powering on) to reload the Dell factory image from the recovery partition on the hard drive, assuming your system shipped with it and it is still there.
If you would prefer to do a clean install of the OS (wipe the drive then load Windows and drivers) you can do that using the Dell OS Reinstallation CD (or DVD if your system has Vista). If you can list the model of Inspiron I'll be happy to post the full list of drivers and the order they should be installed in.
If you have any other questions about the system I'll be happy to answer them.
Dell Customer Advocate
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