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Inspirion 6400 recover

I would like to reinstal wiindows xp but i dont have the recovery-cd.
THere is a possibility to find some installation preinstalled on the hard disk?

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You can order recovery CD from Dell. Or altenatively, buy Windows XP in retail package at your local store (or used on eBay). By the way, you can install from a borrowed XP CD, since you have a valid serial number. (You will need the serial number from your borrowed CD and you may change the serial after installation).If you go on the later (and affordable solution) I can send you links to download FREE utility to change the serial.

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HI......................


It should have come with a system restore disk. Back up what you want to save and load the disk and then reboot.

You can go to compaq.com and order the system restore disk if you can't find the one that came with the computer.

Compaq Presario V2000 .? that is hp set up see if they have the system recovery set up on that

HP computers no1 they have the verry best recover system of all

click on start /all programs
in the list go to pc help & tool
then click on
hp-pc- recovery tools-cd
noW click on
creat the recovery tools cd
use a cd(r) disk ...to creater the pc tools cd
then click next
and wait for it to creat a
system tool recovery cd
do not stop it at all
when the system tools
cd is created your have
a system recovery tools
cd- this cd will reinstall
all the software that came with the pc and
now coz we have reset the software it will
restall the software that is on the pc and
reinstall windows xp home and set it back up
windows xp will be reinstalled and set back up

the
hp-pc-tools cd
this just reinstall's the software that was on the
the hard drive at the time you buy the pc it will also
install windows xp. os .with out asking for the windows xp cd
creat multiple partitioins




hp-pc-dvd revovery creater cd
click on start /all programs
in the list go to pc help & tool
then click on
hp-pc- recovery creater cd
use a dvd (r)disk .do not stop this till the .hp-recovery .creater cd's have been made.then your have your .hp-recover creater cd's



what.hp-creater cd's do
hp-pc-dvd revovery creater cd
use a dvd(r) disk
to create the revovery creater cd
you will have 2 options
options 1: to just install the windows xp & the software that was on
the hard drive from day 1 without for mating the hard drive
options2: will format the hard drive
and reinstall windows xp with out asking for the windows xp cd
& install the software that was on the pc from day1




hp-cd's & windows & product key cd
your windows product key
can be fond on the side of the pc or on the top
or at the back of the pc
now its best to write that windows product key
and keep it in a safe place

and put that windows product key in to a notepad
and copy the notepad
to a back up cd put the
product key cd. in a safe place with windows xp & the hp-pc-recovery cds
all in a safe place

now you can make back up copy's of the recovery cd's you have made
with the hp.cd creater cd's you use sonci my dvd to make copy's of them cd's
with hp-pc-recovery cd you can use windows burner or sonic my dvd
to make a back up copy of that cd
then make them as the cds for what they are but make as back copy cd's
then your not get any of them mixed up then put them all in a safe place/with
windows xp cd so no one can damage them


Use your RECOVERY CD. Make sure to back-up all your important files before doing the recovery. i found
http://www.techexcess.net/hp-operating-system-cd-340180-002-recovery-software.aspx

selling this cd.

GOOD LUCK...............

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Have you tried doing a winXP repair:

XP repair
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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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you need to reinstall your operating system
iot will solve this problem
because if you try tyo recover your os it will not work sometimes
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