Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
I was wanting to reformat my dell laptop. I let my sister used it and now its really slow. I have all the disks that came with it. I just dont know how do reformat it ?
You first need to ensure that the you have the drivers on the cd's or check if they are avaible on dell's website..
Then you will need a Windows XP CD.. Just put the windows xp formatting cd in cd-drive and restart computer...
When it should say "press any key to continue." (or similar) just press a random key on the keyboard..
(If it doesnt say "press any key to continue", right when you turn on computer press F2 and make CD/DVD Drive the first on the Boot list.. Then save settings..)
Wait for the blue screen to finish loading..
Delete the partition and install windows on the unformat space..
Format it as NFTS (select quick if u are in a hurry, but i doesnt recommend doing so..
Then just follow the instructions on the screen until finishing installing windows..
If your sound, wireless and stuff like that doesnt work after formatting insert the drivers cd i mentioned in the beginning and install its contents..
For futher details: http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/geek-to-live-how-to-format-your-hard-drive-and-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php
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