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eh cough cough... no but close... anyways evidently you need to use the disc that comes with the dell system to reinstall windows... for some reason... we couldn't find his disc so we were using another disc... this afternoon he found his disc and it worked... thanks for the help though.
    
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OK, so you are telling me that you cant re-install DELL's with a normal XP disc? You have to use their rubbish XP disc, filled with programs you don't want (which just slows down the installation and the PC).
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evidently... lol...
    
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post #24 of 28
Is this the same with the DELL laptops?
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post #25 of 28
OK, I found out you should be able to reformat DELL's:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=88032
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post #26 of 28
I had a dell before i built my own comp and you have to use the dell reinstall disc cause it`s got all the drivers on it for the chipsets etc and i think they`re specific to dell motherboards. you can delete the recovery partition without any probs though,i did.
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post #27 of 28
Yeah, I bet you could delete the recovert partition and re-install with your own clean XP disc, and then get the drivers off the DELL support site.

Then you dont have all that bloatware
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post #28 of 28
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they have a safety chip installed on teh their mobo's i've been informed.
    
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