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Clean reainstall of Windows XP from the web

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by szaflik, Oct 29, 2007.

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  1. szaflik

    szaflik Thread Starter

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    I had the misfortune of purchasing a program called RegistrySmart, which was to "clean-up and restore my system". It ate part of the registry, and after a months haggling with RegistrySmart I am left with a refund and two diseased Dell laptops (Inspiron 8100 and Inspiron 8200). I decided to do a "clean" reinstallation of Windows XP. unfortunately the System Discs are long lost. I do have the product keys (holographic label at the base of the laptop) Question: How do I do a deep HD reformat and Windows XP resinstallation from the web?
    I'd greatly appreciate a quick answer.
    Thanks a million.
    Szaflik
     
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    Since they are Dells, see about getting the CD's for each model from them.
    These CD's will include the Dell drivers that you are going to need.
     
  4. szaflik

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    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I immediately ran into an obstacle: the I386 folder is missing from root directories on both computers. I do have the DELL driver CD's from Dell. Is there anything that can be done at this point?
    Thanks.
     
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