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New hard drive/how to install Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron 560 desktop computer. A few months ago the hard drive "crashed". I took it to a computer store and they were able to save all my files so I bought a new computer and put all the files on that one. I want to be able to use the old 560 since it is only three years old. I bought a new hard drive and installed it. What do I do next? I'm a novice at this. How do I get Windows on the computer. The computer did not come with an OS disk but I do have a Windows Product # tag on the computer. Is there any way to install it using just the product #? Thanks for your help.

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The new hard drive has to be Formatted using the format command. look up dos format command or a utility program. then you have to reinstall Windows ?(whatever you had i guess) on the pc. any drivers disk for that pc needs to run after you format the hard drive and before installing the Windows operating system. exactly how depends. go on the HOW TO search site to find the exact steps -

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You would have to contact dell for the OS disk.

I dont think you can install the hard disk in place of floppy drive. An external Hard disk would be a better option.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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SOURCE: COMPUTER CRASHED?

See if you can get to safe mode. Write back to see if you can, and we will give you instructions on how to proceed from there.

Otherwise you will need a restore or winxp OS installation disk.

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when you open the flash drive you can drag your songs out,or you can make a file on your desktop by right clicking once ,go to new,click folder and you can go back to your flash drive file and copy your songs to that folder you just made on your desktop.oh and i'm sorry you've got vista on your new computer.let me know if you have any problems,i will try to explain it better.

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SOURCE: I think my HD went out, so I bought a new one, gx280 compatible

set the SATA OPERATIONS to RAID/AUTODETECT in bios...and then do the reinstallation

you may have to even install the raid drivers which is available on the dell resource cd...when u start setup at one point it gives you an option to press F6 to install third party drivers opt for it and install the raid drivers using resource cd if the first option doesn't help

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Your potential problem might be a virus. If you are having an updated anti-virus software and are running regular scans and found nothing, Then this might be the problem, while making the system get restored, the frequent problem is that, xp doesn't load the drivers which you installed for your system and it loads its own drives (which sometimes won't go with your devices). Try installing the drivers (especially display and motherboard drivers). If this doesn't work, I better suggest that you do a complete format of the system and install windows xp afresh.. Then there should be no problem. These're the possible solutions which i can infer from the details you've given..

Regards..

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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