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Re-installing Hard Drive CD's

My Hard Drive decided to die on me so I went out a purchased a large size driver.
I installed the driver and when I went to reinstall the drivers I accidently
used my sons CD for Windows NT for a laptop instead of the PC

Now it wont let me remove the laptop version and my internet will not load

Can anybody please help me.

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    Nikola Malesevic May 11, 2010

    Did you use Add/Remove Programs applet to remove the drivers you installed?
    Which operating system are you using?
    You are installing drivers. For which device?


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All you have to do is insert the right CD and reinstall windows. When you put the CD that came with your PC into the cd-rom, it well ask if you want to format the drive and reinstall windows. Click yes, and your off to the races.
I hope this helps, let me know if you need assistance and how you made out, an d please rate my answer.

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