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Fresh install thank you for your suggestion. However, I tired those steps has well and when I press F12 during startup nothing displayed has yu stated. I am talking about a dell inspirion 1000 laptop.

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  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    Thank you for your support and help I am presently running the FN will notify when finished. Once again thank you so much for your help.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    during testing of express test recieved error code 0F00.136C: Msg IDE device failed: Blank media or no media is present in optical dive. Test requires edia with digital data (Resouorce CD, Installation CD). I click continue testing.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    document not available

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    ok followed yr steps document not available left battery turned on laptop and it is running windows setup has we speak.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    i am at the license agreement to installing win XP i guess to install not repair that is correct?

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    ok hopes all goes well

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    created a new-Partition3(New ) 2259 MB <2259 MB free> on 28616 MB Disk 0 on bus 0 on atapi {MBR}.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    oops did not do that

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    suddenly lose pwr restarted and rec'd windows root>system32\haldll want re-install a copy of the above file.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    ok back at setup following yr previous command using ntfs quick option.

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    Just want to say thanks to you for all your support in this. I do have a friend who is having a similar problem in doing a fresh install who lives in Oakland,Ca. I will send her to have her join hers maybe be a little more complicated may need a online chat session. Will notify her today once again thank you.

    One other question before I leave this will alleve programs running in background and maybe bring back to manufactures spec thereby a little faster?

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    total physical memory 256 MB, available physical memory 120.52 MB. total virtual memory 766.55 memory. available virtual memory 586.76 memory

  • floyd randolph Jan 06, 2009

    how do i get the necessary drivers to complete reinstall. can't find drivers to rund my wireless adapter and other appl. seem to be worst now than when i started.

  • floyd randolph Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks but the real problem is I can't install Windows XP because it states product key is invalid. Went to systems and copied the key that was there and there is not 25 number/letters there. So now I have an empty laptop.

  • floyd randolph Jan 07, 2009

    Ty Rakesh

    I will try product key on bottom and has for wireless will get back to you. my yahoo messenger is

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Thank you for the invitation.
    We will first run a small diags and check that the system is ok. If the system diags passes then I think we will begin with re installation. Also let me inform you that re installation takes a little bit of time so be patient through the steps as well.

    First ran a small diagnostics by pressing FN+ Power button and then turn on the laptop.
    It will take you through a series of diagnostics. Follow the prompts.
    If this passes let me know. This will make sure that the hard drive, memory, and the system is good and we can begin with OS re installation. Do not worry I will take you through these step by step.

    Also please make a note in some of the older dell laptops the Fn+power button does not work. let me know if that is the case.
    please posts the results of your diagnostics.

    Thank you
    Dell Laptop Expert


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Thats ok so I believe the HDD and the memory diags have passed and no error codes. Make sure the windows XP CD is there in the drive and turn off your system. Now try this remove battery and ac adapter.Press power button for 10 seconds. then connect only the ac adapter. Here is the link for instructions on how to boot from the CD.

Follow this and let me know if it works

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    here is the complete documentation of how you can reinstall the XP on a dell system

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Here are the links
    let me know if these does not work.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    So thats very good. So you have begun the windows installation. Do you have important data then do no delete any partition otherwise delete all partitions create a new partition and then install the XP on it.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Here is the XP installation Guide

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Repair option only when you wanna save the data already there. most of the time does not work but can give it a try. If you are not worried about data loss just continue installing XP.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Delete the old partitions as well

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    use ntfs quick as the option in the next screen

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    ok then you might have to start from the beginning
    Now try this remove battery and ac adapter.Press power button for 10 seconds. then connect only the ac adapter. Go to one time boot menu go through xp setup and then delete all partitions and then create a new partition and install xp.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Yes your system should be faster now. Let me know the memory available on the system you can get the information by typing msinfo32 on start run window and click on ok and you can probably upgrade its not that costly.

    Thank you for your feedback and I hope that I would be able to help more people like you. This is my first active day in fixya.

    Thank you
    Dell Laptop Expert

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Seems like you have the maximum that can be upgraded to.
    i would suggest that do not uninstall applications that you do not use often in the laptop. Then it should just work fine.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Hi which is the wireless card that you have? I can get the drivers for you.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I believe you use the CD that did not came with the laptop. Dell Cds are preactivated so they do not ask for the product key. You can also find the product key on the bottom of your laptop if the system came with XP also you can ask dell to ship the media across to you. They will send you the media even if the warranty has expired and media or cds that they send do need a product key as they are all pre activated. If you need help in wireless I can definitely help. Post your gtalk or yahoo meseenger ids. I can take probably a remote connection and get it done for you.

    thank you
    Dell Laptop Expert


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