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Windows XP wont read DVDS and resolution sucks.

I had a virus for it so insted of fixing it we wiped the memory. now all the old sound and video drivers are no longer there. I have tried to fix the resolutin, but no luck. it reads CD's but nothing else. USB works fine and the Phone Line port is damaged. Im not sure about the ethernet port as i use wireless on the XP (im using it now) also the virtual memory is extremley low constantly and XP tells me "Virtual Memmory is too low, Windows is increasing memory. Some aplications may be denied" or something like that

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I assume you did not make a system recovery disk.
You should back up any important data files so that you can clean the system. Once you've completed backup, you need to do a low level reformat of your hard drive, reload XP (including updates to SR3), and use a driver update program like DriverAgent (Phoenix Technologies) to reload the latest drivers for your system, and then reload your applications. Once you have this clean system I would make a clean, full backup for recovery should this problem happen again.

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You will need to restore the original software installation. If your warranty is still in effect you will want to contact Dell for service, this is the best possible opportunity for a complete recovery and a happier outlook

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First try playing different DVDs, preferably pressed DVDs instead of home-recorded DVDs, in order to make sure that you didn't just try to play a bad DVD.
Dell used to provide Recovery CDs with all of its computers, which it still does with its business computers. You can still buy the Recovery CDs as an option during the purchase of a home computer, but for the last few years, in order to cut costs, if the purchaser doesn't buy the CDs, Dell uses a recovery partition on the hard disk drive where all of the recovery files are stored. The recovery procedure is started from the command prompt, which you can open by entering cmd in the Start => Run box in Windows XP, and in the Start => Start Search box in Windows Vista.
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What PC ,
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what OS, we cant guess, OS, ever. say it. please.
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"regardless of type (DVD )" does that mean , using program manager
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if running XP , why? XP is not only a Virus magnet ask (UK hospitals that fun....)but also , has no support or is buggy on many DVD drives made. and also many USB ports and devices can be dead on XP, XP sux really... and vista close 2nd
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