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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 7:43:35 PM

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I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using the
original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1, it would
not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.

thank you
ph

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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 8:31:04 PM

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You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format and
recovery,
select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you have a
xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read kb307545 and/or
kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair this
copy.This
repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...

"patti123" wrote:

> I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using the
> original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1, it would
> not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
>
> thank you
> ph
>
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 8:37:02 PM

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There was nothing there that said format or recovery

"Andrew E." wrote:

> You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format and
> recovery,
> select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you have a
> xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read kb307545 and/or
> kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair this
> copy.This
> repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
>
> "patti123" wrote:
>
> > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using the
> > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1, it would
> > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
> >
> > thank you
> > ph
> >
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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 9:23:02 PM

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the cd I have is: Operating System
Reinstallation cd
Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
Including service pack 1

I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and if so
where can I get one and how much?

thanks
PH

"patti123" wrote:

> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
>
> "Andrew E." wrote:
>
> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format and
> > recovery,
> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you have a
> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read kb307545 and/or
> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair this
> > copy.This
> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
> >
> > "patti123" wrote:
> >
> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using the
> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1, it would
> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
> > >
> > > thank you
> > > ph
> > >
April 16, 2005 12:16:11 AM

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Patti,

The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music you've accumulated
since you've had your system and return it to the way you received it from
Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as such, only the
OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with the system. If
you can save your important data to cd, please do so before reinstalling the
OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the computer to boot
from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will have
instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the manual, look-up
your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of luck.

--
Curt,
'The way is open to those who would see'

"patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
> the cd I have is: Operating System
> Reinstallation cd
> Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
> Including service pack 1
>
> I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and if so
> where can I get one and how much?
>
> thanks
> PH
>
> "patti123" wrote:
>
>> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
>>
>> "Andrew E." wrote:
>>
>> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format and
>> > recovery,
>> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you
>> > have a
>> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read kb307545
>> > and/or
>> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair this
>> > copy.This
>> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
>> >
>> > "patti123" wrote:
>> >
>> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using the
>> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1, it
>> > > would
>> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
>> > >
>> > > thank you
>> > > ph
>> > >
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 12:16:12 AM

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the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?

"Curt" wrote:

> Patti,
>
> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music you've accumulated
> since you've had your system and return it to the way you received it from
> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as such, only the
> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with the system. If
> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before reinstalling the
> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the computer to boot
> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will have
> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the manual, look-up
> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of luck.
>
> --
> Curt,
> 'The way is open to those who would see'
>
> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
> > the cd I have is: Operating System
> > Reinstallation cd
> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
> > Including service pack 1
> >
> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and if so
> > where can I get one and how much?
> >
> > thanks
> > PH
> >
> > "patti123" wrote:
> >
> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
> >>
> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
> >>
> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format and
> >> > recovery,
> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you
> >> > have a
> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read kb307545
> >> > and/or
> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair this
> >> > copy.This
> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
> >> >
> >> > "patti123" wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using the
> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1, it
> >> > > would
> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
> >> > >
> >> > > thank you
> >> > > ph
> >> > >
>
>
>
April 16, 2005 1:13:46 AM

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Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to reinstall the
OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the bios to boot
from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the instructions that
pop-up.

--
Curt,
'The way is open to those who would see'

"patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
> the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
>


> "Curt" wrote:
>
>> Patti,
>>
>> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music you've
>> accumulated
>> since you've had your system and return it to the way you received it
>> from
>> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as such, only
>> the
>> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with the system.
>> If
>> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before reinstalling
>> the
>> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the computer to
>> boot
>> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will have
>> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the manual,
>> look-up
>> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of luck.
>>
>> --
>> Curt,
>> 'The way is open to those who would see'
>>
>> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
>> > the cd I have is: Operating System
>> > Reinstallation cd
>> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
>> > Including service pack 1
>> >
>> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and if
>> > so
>> > where can I get one and how much?
>> >
>> > thanks
>> > PH
>> >
>> > "patti123" wrote:
>> >
>> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
>> >>
>> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format
>> >> > and
>> >> > recovery,
>> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you
>> >> > have a
>> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read
>> >> > kb307545
>> >> > and/or
>> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair
>> >> > this
>> >> > copy.This
>> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
>> >> >
>> >> > "patti123" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1,
>> >> > > it
>> >> > > would
>> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > thank you
>> >> > > ph
>> >> > >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 1:13:47 AM

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how do you reboot and check bios? I dont get that. do i have to press a F key
when its restarting?

thanks for you help

"Curt" wrote:

> Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to reinstall the
> OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the bios to boot
> from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the instructions that
> pop-up.
>
> --
> Curt,
> 'The way is open to those who would see'
>
> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
> > the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
> >
>
>
> > "Curt" wrote:
> >
> >> Patti,
> >>
> >> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music you've
> >> accumulated
> >> since you've had your system and return it to the way you received it
> >> from
> >> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as such, only
> >> the
> >> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with the system.
> >> If
> >> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before reinstalling
> >> the
> >> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the computer to
> >> boot
> >> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will have
> >> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the manual,
> >> look-up
> >> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of luck.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Curt,
> >> 'The way is open to those who would see'
> >>
> >> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
> >> > the cd I have is: Operating System
> >> > Reinstallation cd
> >> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
> >> > Including service pack 1
> >> >
> >> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and if
> >> > so
> >> > where can I get one and how much?
> >> >
> >> > thanks
> >> > PH
> >> >
> >> > "patti123" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
> >> >>
> >> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > recovery,
> >> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you
> >> >> > have a
> >> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read
> >> >> > kb307545
> >> >> > and/or
> >> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair
> >> >> > this
> >> >> > copy.This
> >> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "patti123" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1,
> >> >> > > it
> >> >> > > would
> >> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > thank you
> >> >> > > ph
> >> >> > >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 1:13:48 AM

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oh yeah, i have a 8300 dimension

"patti123" wrote:

> how do you reboot and check bios? I dont get that. do i have to press a F key
> when its restarting?
>
> thanks for you help
>
> "Curt" wrote:
>
> > Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to reinstall the
> > OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the bios to boot
> > from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the instructions that
> > pop-up.
> >
> > --
> > Curt,
> > 'The way is open to those who would see'
> >
> > "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
> > > the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
> > >
> >
> >
> > > "Curt" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Patti,
> > >>
> > >> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music you've
> > >> accumulated
> > >> since you've had your system and return it to the way you received it
> > >> from
> > >> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as such, only
> > >> the
> > >> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with the system.
> > >> If
> > >> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before reinstalling
> > >> the
> > >> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the computer to
> > >> boot
> > >> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will have
> > >> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the manual,
> > >> look-up
> > >> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of luck.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Curt,
> > >> 'The way is open to those who would see'
> > >>
> > >> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
> > >> > the cd I have is: Operating System
> > >> > Reinstallation cd
> > >> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
> > >> > Including service pack 1
> > >> >
> > >> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and if
> > >> > so
> > >> > where can I get one and how much?
> > >> >
> > >> > thanks
> > >> > PH
> > >> >
> > >> > "patti123" wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
> > >> >>
> > >> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to format
> > >> >> > and
> > >> >> > recovery,
> > >> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If you
> > >> >> > have a
> > >> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read
> > >> >> > kb307545
> > >> >> > and/or
> > >> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair
> > >> >> > this
> > >> >> > copy.This
> > >> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > "patti123" wrote:
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried using
> > >> >> > > the
> > >> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack 1,
> > >> >> > > it
> > >> >> > > would
> > >> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this please.
> > >> >> > >
> > >> >> > > thank you
> > >> >> > > ph
> > >> >> > >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 1:16:23 AM

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What exactly do you mean by "I need to do a system recovery"?
More importantly, why are you trying to reinstall XP?

When you tried to use the original CD to reinstall Windows did
you boot from the CD or was Windows running and you just put the
CD in the drive?

If you insist on reinstalling Windows, you've got two options.

1. If you're looking to perform a repair installation (meaning
you won't lose all your data and program files) you might want to
take a look at these articles:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341


2. If you need to wipe out the contents of your hard drive and
perform a clean installation then take a look here:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/h...

A clean installation means having to reinstall all your
applications as well as restoring all your (hopefully) backed up
data files.

Your current CD should be capable of performing both of these
procedures. You've just got to boot from the CD. At the very
least. you'll have to install SP2 and any post SP2 updates.

If you want to avoid the need to reinstall SP2 then you will have
to create an XP installation CD that has SP2 integrated into the
installation files. This is a process called slipstreaming. You
can get more info on this topic here:

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/u...

--
Nepatsfan
"patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
> the cd I have is: Operating System
> Reinstallation cd
> Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
> Including service pack 1
>
> I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need,
> and if so
> where can I get one and how much?
>
> thanks
> PH
>
> "patti123" wrote:
>
>> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
>>
>> "Andrew E." wrote:
>>
>> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to
>> > format and
>> > recovery,
>> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory
>> > settings.If you have a
>> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery
>> > (read kb307545 and/or
>> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select
>> > repair this
>> > copy.This
>> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
>> >
>> > "patti123" wrote:
>> >
>> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I
>> > > tried using the
>> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service
>> > > pack 1, it would
>> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this
>> > > please.
>> > >
>> > > thank you
>> > > ph
>> > >
April 16, 2005 2:01:02 AM

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I can't say for certain what key to press during bootup on the 8300, but if
the F3 key is indicated then that's the one to use. Once you're into the
BIOS, (system setup), read the screens carefully and navigate to the 'boot'
order screen. Once there, follow the instructions on how to change the boot
order. The instructions can be rather cryptic, so read and re-read them
carefully. You'll want to have the cd drive as the first device. Open you cd
drive, pop in the OS cd and restart. You'll be off and running from there.

DON'T FORGET to change the boot order back to the HD once you've reinstalled
the OS.

Curt,
'The way is open to those who would see'


"patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:336632DA-79D9-4D00-B1C6-175B43CFF14E@microsoft.com...
> how do you reboot and check bios? I dont get that. do i have to press a F
> key
> when its restarting?
>
> thanks for you help
>
> "Curt" wrote:
>
>> Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to reinstall
>> the
>> OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the bios to boot
>> from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the instructions that
>> pop-up.
>>
>> --
>> Curt,
>> 'The way is open to those who would see'
>>
>> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
>> > the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
>> >
>>
>>
>> > "Curt" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Patti,
>> >>
>> >> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music you've
>> >> accumulated
>> >> since you've had your system and return it to the way you received it
>> >> from
>> >> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as such,
>> >> only
>> >> the
>> >> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with the
>> >> system.
>> >> If
>> >> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before
>> >> reinstalling
>> >> the
>> >> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the computer to
>> >> boot
>> >> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will have
>> >> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the manual,
>> >> look-up
>> >> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of luck.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Curt,
>> >> 'The way is open to those who would see'
>> >>
>> >> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
>> >> > the cd I have is: Operating System
>> >> > Reinstallation cd
>> >> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
>> >> > Including service pack 1
>> >> >
>> >> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I need, and
>> >> > if
>> >> > so
>> >> > where can I get one and how much?
>> >> >
>> >> > thanks
>> >> > PH
>> >> >
>> >> > "patti123" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the option to
>> >> >> > format
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> > recovery,
>> >> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory settings.If
>> >> >> > you
>> >> >> > have a
>> >> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery (read
>> >> >> > kb307545
>> >> >> > and/or
>> >> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then select repair
>> >> >> > this
>> >> >> > copy.This
>> >> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "patti123" wrote:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I tried
>> >> >> > > using
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with service pack
>> >> >> > > 1,
>> >> >> > > it
>> >> >> > > would
>> >> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do this
>> >> >> > > please.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > thank you
>> >> >> > > ph
>> >> >> > >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
April 16, 2005 2:18:22 AM

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Here's a link to check..
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp...

"patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B3CF9780-AEEB-455D-B69C-A2E2074DE113@microsoft.com...
| oh yeah, i have a 8300 dimension
|
| "patti123" wrote:
|
| > how do you reboot and check bios? I dont get that. do i have to
press a F key
| > when its restarting?
| >
| > thanks for you help
| >
| > "Curt" wrote:
| >
| > > Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to
reinstall the
| > > OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the
bios to boot
| > > from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the
instructions that
| > > pop-up.
| > >
| > > --
| > > Curt,
| > > 'The way is open to those who would see'
| > >
| > > "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > > news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
| > > > the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
| > > >
| > >
| > >
| > > > "Curt" wrote:
| > > >
| > > >> Patti,
| > > >>
| > > >> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music
you've
| > > >> accumulated
| > > >> since you've had your system and return it to the way you
received it
| > > >> from
| > > >> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as
such, only
| > > >> the
| > > >> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with
the system.
| > > >> If
| > > >> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before
reinstalling
| > > >> the
| > > >> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the
computer to
| > > >> boot
| > > >> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will
have
| > > >> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the
manual,
| > > >> look-up
| > > >> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of
luck.
| > > >>
| > > >> --
| > > >> Curt,
| > > >> 'The way is open to those who would see'
| > > >>
| > > >> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
| > > >> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
| > > >> > the cd I have is: Operating System
| > > >> > Reinstallation cd
| > > >> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
| > > >> > Including service pack 1
| > > >> >
| > > >> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I
need, and if
| > > >> > so
| > > >> > where can I get one and how much?
| > > >> >
| > > >> > thanks
| > > >> > PH
| > > >> >
| > > >> > "patti123" wrote:
| > > >> >
| > > >> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
| > > >> >>
| > > >> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
| > > >> >>
| > > >> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the
option to format
| > > >> >> > and
| > > >> >> > recovery,
| > > >> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory
settings.If you
| > > >> >> > have a
| > > >> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery
(read
| > > >> >> > kb307545
| > > >> >> > and/or
| > > >> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then
select repair
| > > >> >> > this
| > > >> >> > copy.This
| > > >> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
| > > >> >> >
| > > >> >> > "patti123" wrote:
| > > >> >> >
| > > >> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I
tried using
| > > >> >> > > the
| > > >> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with
service pack 1,
| > > >> >> > > it
| > > >> >> > > would
| > > >> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do
this please.
| > > >> >> > >
| > > >> >> > > thank you
| > > >> >> > > ph
| > > >> >> > >
| > > >>
| > > >>
| > > >>
| > >
| > >
| > >
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 2:18:23 AM

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should I unplug everything from the back of my computer when I re-boot, like
my printer, cable modem ethernet broadband router, stuff like that?

thanks
patti

"Ricky" wrote:

> Here's a link to check..
> http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp...
>
> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B3CF9780-AEEB-455D-B69C-A2E2074DE113@microsoft.com...
> | oh yeah, i have a 8300 dimension
> |
> | "patti123" wrote:
> |
> | > how do you reboot and check bios? I dont get that. do i have to
> press a F key
> | > when its restarting?
> | >
> | > thanks for you help
> | >
> | > "Curt" wrote:
> | >
> | > > Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to
> reinstall the
> | > > OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the
> bios to boot
> | > > from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the
> instructions that
> | > > pop-up.
> | > >
> | > > --
> | > > Curt,
> | > > 'The way is open to those who would see'
> | > >
> | > > "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > > news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
> | > > > the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
> | > > >
> | > >
> | > >
> | > > > "Curt" wrote:
> | > > >
> | > > >> Patti,
> | > > >>
> | > > >> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music
> you've
> | > > >> accumulated
> | > > >> since you've had your system and return it to the way you
> received it
> | > > >> from
> | > > >> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as
> such, only
> | > > >> the
> | > > >> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with
> the system.
> | > > >> If
> | > > >> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before
> reinstalling
> | > > >> the
> | > > >> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the
> computer to
> | > > >> boot
> | > > >> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will
> have
> | > > >> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the
> manual,
> | > > >> look-up
> | > > >> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of
> luck.
> | > > >>
> | > > >> --
> | > > >> Curt,
> | > > >> 'The way is open to those who would see'
> | > > >>
> | > > >> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> | > > >> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
> | > > >> > the cd I have is: Operating System
> | > > >> > Reinstallation cd
> | > > >> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
> | > > >> > Including service pack 1
> | > > >> >
> | > > >> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I
> need, and if
> | > > >> > so
> | > > >> > where can I get one and how much?
> | > > >> >
> | > > >> > thanks
> | > > >> > PH
> | > > >> >
> | > > >> > "patti123" wrote:
> | > > >> >
> | > > >> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
> | > > >> >>
> | > > >> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
> | > > >> >>
> | > > >> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the
> option to format
> | > > >> >> > and
> | > > >> >> > recovery,
> | > > >> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory
> settings.If you
> | > > >> >> > have a
> | > > >> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery
> (read
> | > > >> >> > kb307545
> | > > >> >> > and/or
> | > > >> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then
> select repair
> | > > >> >> > this
> | > > >> >> > copy.This
> | > > >> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
> | > > >> >> >
> | > > >> >> > "patti123" wrote:
> | > > >> >> >
> | > > >> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I
> tried using
> | > > >> >> > > the
> | > > >> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with
> service pack 1,
> | > > >> >> > > it
> | > > >> >> > > would
> | > > >> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do
> this please.
> | > > >> >> > >
> | > > >> >> > > thank you
> | > > >> >> > > ph
> | > > >> >> > >
> | > > >>
> | > > >>
> | > > >>
> | > >
> | > >
> | > >
>
>
>
April 16, 2005 4:01:02 AM

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Yes, unplug everything. You will have to reinstall all your peripherals once
the OS is installed.

Curt.

patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8850FA71-89B8-4F17-A2BB-C5D8D151A2F3@microsoft.com...
> should I unplug everything from the back of my computer when I re-boot,
> like
> my printer, cable modem ethernet broadband router, stuff like that?
>
> thanks
> patti
>
> "Ricky" wrote:
>
>> Here's a link to check..
>> http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp...
>>
>> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B3CF9780-AEEB-455D-B69C-A2E2074DE113@microsoft.com...
>> | oh yeah, i have a 8300 dimension
>> |
>> | "patti123" wrote:
>> |
>> | > how do you reboot and check bios? I dont get that. do i have to
>> press a F key
>> | > when its restarting?
>> | >
>> | > thanks for you help
>> | >
>> | > "Curt" wrote:
>> | >
>> | > > Yep...sure is. What model Dell do you have? I recently had to
>> reinstall the
>> | > > OS on my Dell laptop. It an easy process once you've set the
>> bios to boot
>> | > > from the cd. Just pop the os cd, reboot and follow the
>> instructions that
>> | > > pop-up.
>> | > >
>> | > > --
>> | > > Curt,
>> | > > 'The way is open to those who would see'
>> | > >
>> | > > "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> | > > news:9B771379-923B-4471-9B5B-E12A961E4EE5@microsoft.com...
>> | > > > the os cd is the operating system cd, correct?
>> | > > >
>> | > >
>> | > >
>> | > > > "Curt" wrote:
>> | > > >
>> | > > >> Patti,
>> | > > >>
>> | > > >> The OS Reinstall cd will wipe any and all info/data/music
>> you've
>> | > > >> accumulated
>> | > > >> since you've had your system and return it to the way you
>> received it
>> | > > >> from
>> | > > >> Dell. To my knowledge, Dell does not offer a "recovery" cd as
>> such, only
>> | > > >> the
>> | > > >> OS reinstall disk and whatever program disks that came with
>> the system.
>> | > > >> If
>> | > > >> you can save your important data to cd, please do so before
>> reinstalling
>> | > > >> the
>> | > > >> OS. In order to reinstall the OS, you will have to set the
>> computer to
>> | > > >> boot
>> | > > >> from the cd drive in the system bios. Your system manual will
>> have
>> | > > >> instructions for this procedure. If you no longer have the
>> manual,
>> | > > >> look-up
>> | > > >> your system on the Dell website for instructions. Best of
>> luck.
>> | > > >>
>> | > > >> --
>> | > > >> Curt,
>> | > > >> 'The way is open to those who would see'
>> | > > >>
>> | > > >> "patti123" <patti123@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> | > > >> news:68E5B31B-77ED-4177-B1EE-2CCD1453D2F9@microsoft.com...
>> | > > >> > the cd I have is: Operating System
>> | > > >> > Reinstallation cd
>> | > > >> > Microsoft windows XP Home Edition
>> | > > >> > Including service pack 1
>> | > > >> >
>> | > > >> > I do not have a CD that says recovery cd, Is that what I
>> need, and if
>> | > > >> > so
>> | > > >> > where can I get one and how much?
>> | > > >> >
>> | > > >> > thanks
>> | > > >> > PH
>> | > > >> >
>> | > > >> > "patti123" wrote:
>> | > > >> >
>> | > > >> >> There was nothing there that said format or recovery
>> | > > >> >>
>> | > > >> >> "Andrew E." wrote:
>> | > > >> >>
>> | > > >> >> > You'll have to do it that way,you should have the
>> option to format
>> | > > >> >> > and
>> | > > >> >> > recovery,
>> | > > >> >> > select to do both,returning the computer to factory
>> settings.If you
>> | > > >> >> > have a
>> | > > >> >> > xp cd,you can boot to xp cd,then select R for recovery
>> (read
>> | > > >> >> > kb307545
>> | > > >> >> > and/or
>> | > > >> >> > kb307654),or at menu screen select:install xp,then
>> select repair
>> | > > >> >> > this
>> | > > >> >> > copy.This
>> | > > >> >> > repairs xp but eliminates all updates SP1 SP2 etc...
>> | > > >> >> >
>> | > > >> >> > "patti123" wrote:
>> | > > >> >> >
>> | > > >> >> > > I need to do a system recovery on my dell computer. I
>> tried using
>> | > > >> >> > > the
>> | > > >> >> > > original cd to to do this but sence it has xp with
>> service pack 1,
>> | > > >> >> > > it
>> | > > >> >> > > would
>> | > > >> >> > > not work becuase I have SP2, I need help on how to do
>> this please.
>> | > > >> >> > >
>> | > > >> >> > > thank you
>> | > > >> >> > > ph
>> | > > >> >> > >
>> | > > >>
>> | > > >>
>> | > > >>
>> | > >
>> | > >
>> | > >
>>
>>
>>
!