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laptop, dead cdrom, dead harddrive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fleamailman, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. fleamailman

    fleamailman Thread Starter

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    Computer was given to me because the cdrom was dead.
    The tick of death started, so the harddrive is dead too(it is dead now sure)
    XP licence is stuck under laptop.

    Pity to throw this laptop away, I would liket to get XPback on, but failling that anything is accepted.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    And your exact question is...?

    If it's an OEM XP COA sticker, then only the actual brand name resore disks would get a new copy of XP running on the hard drive, but as you never mention make or model I am probably way off beam here thinking that was the question.
     
  3. fleamailman

    fleamailman Thread Starter

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    Thanks, details are
    dell model no: pp04L
    inspiron 2650

    I have nothing else with it except the charger.

    I will probably have to go down the linux route here if I can get it to boot to the usb, not too bothered because easy come easy go.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    You would need to have the Dell restore CD's for that exact model to be able to use the COA on the sticker.
    Otherwise a retail (OEM is OK) copy of Windows XP would be needed.

    Its not a bad laptop by the look of it, 1.6 GHz P4M combo DVD RW and CD RW drive.
     
  5. fleamailman

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    I could contact dell I suppose, buy the cd, and have the cdrom drive mentded. Thanks anyway.
     
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