Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
Kristine, you are absolutely correct, you just can't beat a fresh install of the operating system and all updated drivers. Your registry will be perfect, and no bad guys (viruses and the like) will be hanging around. A clean format of the hard drive removes everything.
Here are some tips: open your Device manager and write down the model # and manufacturer of your hardware, like CD/DVD, sound card, video card, modem, and that sort of thing. It will aid you when you choose the correct drivers on the dell site. Use the recommended drivers unless you feel comfortable enough to select the optional.
On boot up, the first time you see writing appear in the top right corner, hit F2 to get into setup. Once in look for Boot Priorities and make the CD-rom start ahead of the Hard drive, then put your system's operating system disc (winxp/vista) and hit anykey
to boot from CD. follow the directions from there out, the pick out the latest drivers install and viola...you have a brand new machine again...Of course you have to reload your old programs
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Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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