An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: Need to reformat my dell insprion 1501
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..
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Ascertain that the hard disk is an external or internal device usually specified on the manufacrturers manual or as logos indicated on device. An external disk device usuallly is plug and play enabled. Extesion cables allows to connect from device to the computer from which would derive functionality soon after processis achieved. The computer is capable of performing on dual drives only with the dafualt and external as substitues. For example, a broken computer default disk is capable of acquiring connectivity with an external disk. However, a broken internal disk is unable to perform without replacing the broken once with another internal disk. Alternately, an internal device would require extracting the computer default disk for the new replacement to take effect
if your hard disk is only 1 partition right now, reformatting the hard disk, then deleting the current partition and creating additional partitions is the way to do it. This means, you also have to reinstall Windows. if you do not want to reinstall Windows, look for programs like partition magic or the like that can allow you to create additional partitions, though, there are cases this may have issues later.
A tech center will usually crack the case - and remove the battery on the motherboard - That automatically resets the bios completely on both laptops and desktops - As far as that tag - - I have never heard of such a practice.
If you have the recovery cds then put in the first one and it should start the recover process, this will make it look like new.
Some laptops have a recovery partition instead and will ask you to press a key when it turns on to recover the laptop.
Since this is such an old machine I would imagine there are a lot of unnecessary programs running in the background and starting with windows. I would say the quickest solution would be to back up any data you want to keep and then reformat and reinstall. If you do not wish to do that there are some other steps you can take. First go into the control panel and then add/remove programs. Go through the list and uninstall everything you don't need/want. Secondly, click start then click run and type in "msconfig" without the quotation marks. Click on the start up tab and uncheck everything you don't need to have starting with windows. I would also run your spyware/adware scanners and run your anti-virus. Lastly, I would defrag your hard drive.