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Replace Harddrive and Software - Dell Dimension 2400

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Maggie88, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. Maggie88

    Maggie88 Thread Starter

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    Hi. My Dell Dimension 2400's harddrive failed. I have a new one -ready to install. But how do I get the operating system software to load once I have the harddrive installed. Went to Dell site, but didn't find anything remotely similar to 'recovery software'. Anyone know what I should do? Thanks!!!! Maggie
     
  2. dustyjay

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    You can try to contact Dell and see if they can sell you a recovery disc set for your computer. Not sure it they will though. Otherwise you are probably looking at buy a copy of windows, and what ever other software you need but don't have retail copies of.

    A learning this here, Get an external Hdd and make an image of your system disk. If this happens again, you can just restore the image to the new disk and be on the road again.
     
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