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Trouble Installing Operating System On My Mini Dell Lap

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bretta01, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. Bretta01

    Bretta01 Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    Can someone please help me. I have a mini laptop a Dell Inspiron. These particular mini laptops did not come with internal cd rom drives. Unfortunately it crashed and i am trying to reload the operating system. Since, this is a mini laptop it didnt come with a cd rom drive, so i'd recently purchased a portable drive to reload with windows operating system. Now the problem i am having is this:
    • First it wouldnt boot from the hard drive so i had to configure it to boot from the external cd rom drive
    • Once i did this, it goes the the window set up screen and says that "setup is loading files......." etc...etc....
    • After it load the files..it takes me to the "Windows XP Welcome Screen"
    • Then it says "to set up Windows XP now, press ENTER
    • I press Enter then it takes me to the Licensing Agreement page to install Window XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
    NOW HERE IS THE PROBLEM. It's aksing me to read the agreement carefully and press F8=I agree, ESC=I donot agree BUT it would let me press anything. I know the keys are working because i had to press keys on the previous screen. THIS IS FAR AS I AM GETTING. CAN ANYONE HELP?????

    I am using the CD that came with the computer - by DELL. The CD that I am using says "OPERATING SYSTEM - Reinstallation CD a- Recovery Media for Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Product Service Pack 3.

    It also says: "Only us this CD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell Computer".

    Since this is the first time this computer has crashed, this is my first time using the CD. I actually just opened it from it's package which was sealed.

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ANY TIME AND ADVICE YOU CAN ME:D
     
  2. Techtatane

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    Hi Bretta01

    Why do you want to reinstall ?
    what do you mean by crash ? what happen when you start from hard drive ?

    if you can not install you may have a problem whith harddrive or memory !

    please tell me what really happen to this computer .
     
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