If you do not have a RECOVERY CD then contact Dell topurchase this Recovery CD for your model Dell laptop. Boot up using theRecovery CD and follow the instructions.
The other way is to re- install Windows using a Windows installation CD; itmust match the Windows version on the Windows Product Code label on the bottomof your laptop.
Boot up using the Windows installation CD and follow theinstructions.
Next install all of the Dell's computer/laptop devicedrives.
Next install the Windows service packs (SP2 & SP3 forXP, SP1 & SP2 for Vista)
Next Activate Windows via the Internet or by phone.
Next install your programs - Microsoft Office etc.
Next click on Start - Programs - Windows Update (for thelatest updates).
The device drivers for your model computer/laptop can be downloaded from theDell WEB support site.
To download the drivers from Dell WEB site, select yourmodel desktop or laptop, or a better option, type in the Service Tag number,this is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back orsides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go the BIOSsetting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will bedisplayed). The Service Tag will open the page where the drivers specific foryour model computer/laptop are located. Also make sure you select the WindowsXP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click onthis link to download the drivers: -