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I need to reformat my dell dimention 8250. It crashed due to a virus and I can't even get anything but a black screen. I bought it from a friend who didn't have any of the cd's. Will I still be able to start from scratch?

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What Operating System are you going to install? Do you have the media for that? (this is the necessary) Drivers will have to be downloaded from Dell's support website. The Dimension has a label attached to it, which has what Dell calls a Service Tag printed on it. Typing this number into the appropriate box on Dell's support site will direct you to the exact drivers needed for your Dimension. Good Luck!

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Sure u can start from scratch to rebuild your system... Contact DELL tech support at 1800-624-9896.... & can ask them to send you the Cd's that are important to reinstall win XP & the important system drivers...

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