Rebuild Dell HD with CDRom?

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Hi folks,

Some time ago I bought a Dell Optiplex G1 used through school. It
worked well for a while, but has recently been slowing-down and hanging
if left on for too long. Reboots will also sometimes hang shortly
after the "windows 98" screen.

I want to wipe the Hard Drive and restore it to factory default setup,
and here's my problem:

When I bought the computer, it came with a CD-Rom labeled Windows98.
It did NOT come with any other CD-Roms (for drivers, etc.). Is there
any way too make sure the CD-Rom I have has everything I need to
restore the Hard-Drive?

If not, how do I back-up the drivers, etc... that I will need? Should
I contact Dell?

Thank you all in advance for your replies.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    If you go to support.dell.com, click Home & Home Office, then on the
    right side it says Product Support, click the More Details link under
    that, browse to your model, and you should be able to download any
    drivers you need there there
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I acquired my Optiplex without most of the drivers- video, sound, and so on-
    and found them all on the site. Most helpful.
    "joltman" <joltman@geocities.com> wrote in message
    news:1122920550.802091.64300@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > If you go to support.dell.com, click Home & Home Office, then on the
    > right side it says Product Support, click the More Details link under
    > that, browse to your model, and you should be able to download any
    > drivers you need there there
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On 1 Aug 2005 11:01:09 -0700, haloeffects@hotmail.com wrote:

    >Hi folks,
    >
    >Some time ago I bought a Dell Optiplex G1 used through school. It
    >worked well for a while, but has recently been slowing-down and hanging
    >if left on for too long. Reboots will also sometimes hang shortly
    >after the "windows 98" screen.
    >
    >I want to wipe the Hard Drive and restore it to factory default setup,
    >and here's my problem:
    >
    >When I bought the computer, it came with a CD-Rom labeled Windows98.
    >It did NOT come with any other CD-Roms (for drivers, etc.). Is there
    >any way too make sure the CD-Rom I have has everything I need to
    >restore the Hard-Drive?
    >
    >If not, how do I back-up the drivers, etc... that I will need? Should
    >I contact Dell?
    >
    >Thank you all in advance for your replies.

    I bought a G-Series Opti on E-Bay. Windows 2000 installed on it fine.
    I didn't need to hunt for drivers.
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  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    haloeffects,
    If you haven't wiped your hard drive yet. You should be able to copy and paste to a CD for restoration the following folder:
    C:\Dell\Drivers

    From the working Dell PC.

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    "Paul Knudsen" <bigkahuna@jupada.com> wrote in message news:ktabf1daad5v8hvcoos3tjakkdevbm3pni@4ax.com...
    On 1 Aug 2005 11:01:09 -0700, haloeffects@hotmail.com wrote:

    >Hi folks,
    >
    >Some time ago I bought a Dell Optiplex G1 used through school. It
    >worked well for a while, but has recently been slowing-down and hanging
    >if left on for too long. Reboots will also sometimes hang shortly
    >after the "windows 98" screen.
    >
    >I want to wipe the Hard Drive and restore it to factory default setup,
    >and here's my problem:
    >
    >When I bought the computer, it came with a CD-Rom labeled Windows98.
    >It did NOT come with any other CD-Roms (for drivers, etc.). Is there
    >any way too make sure the CD-Rom I have has everything I need to
    >restore the Hard-Drive?
    >
    >If not, how do I back-up the drivers, etc... that I will need? Should
    >I contact Dell?
    >
    >Thank you all in advance for your replies.

    I bought a G-Series Opti on E-Bay. Windows 2000 installed on it fine.
    I didn't need to hunt for drivers.
    --
    Top 10 Conservative Idiots:
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/top10/
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