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Want to install a clean Operating System on a computer over a corrupt OS XP OS on a 5 yr old Dell desktop

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    Do you a the re-install disk that Dell provides? If so, its a simple procedure.

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You will need to perform a low level format of your hard drive.

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Web pages are always very slow, no matter how I clean up internet options.


1. First of all back up the Data that you require on either DVD's or Thunb Drives / External drives.

2. Do a clean format, for that you would need the OS CD and make sure that yr Optical drive is working.

3. Steps to do OSRI (Operating System Re-Install) are different from OS to OS.

4. Let me know if you need more help.


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Dec 23, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My GX520 pwr light is green, on the board is an amber Led, the somputer boots up, it goes the full process, until the arrow appears on the monitor. no Iconn are displayed on the desktop


If your computer gets to that stage, then I would guess you have an OS ( Operating System ) problem. Try booting from your XP installation CD. If that works then you may have to re-install Windows.

Jun 23, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop

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Error messages say: root32\hal.dll missing or corupt. :setup cannot copy file :fsusd.dll. :NTLDR is missing. : also i cannot use the safety mode. My computer is dell dimension 5100 os windows xp home


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Good day. Regarding this error that you have you its just a normal thing for Operating system such as windows xp to get corrupted. Most software do as well. What you need to do is to have your windows xp reinstalled on your computer or you might consider using another installer of windows xp if it continues to show the same error after you reinstall it in your system. Hope this information help you a bit in resolving your problem. Have a great day to you.

May 23, 2011 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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I wanted to wipe my entire hard drive on my old Dimension 8400 that contained windows xp on it and reinstall it with windows vista, which i have the cd for. however, when i did so, each time i try loading...


1. you will need to know 1st that the hard drive you are installing is compatible with the desktop.
2. Is the hard drive compatible with the new Operating system (VISTA).
3. Check to see if you have the hard drive properly inserted that is properly cabled and connected.This will render error in installation.
4. Make sure you are installing the Operating system correctly.
5. Some boot sectors become corrupt during a change in Operating system if the hard drive is not properly formatted.
6. Try formatting the hard drive again and re-installing.

Feb 12, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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How to restore my Dell Optiplex 170L without losing my XP professional OS


Try CTRL + F11 when powering up.

What this does (or should do) is initialize Dell's System recovery utility. It will restore the system back to it's factory original state (the state the system was in when it left the factory). This won't remove the operating system, but if you've upgraded the OS or made significant custom changes to the computer (software wise) you may lose all the changes. If XP professional is the original OS on the system when you bought it, the recovery will leave the OS on the system. If you've upgraded to Pro, and you still have your install disc, or have access to an install disc and your XP Pro product key, you can reinstall XP Pro after the recovery.

Jan 10, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop

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Operating system fail to install


My dear friend you've not mentioned what exactly the problem you are facing please be specific if you can. Basically the operating system fails to install because of the following reasons
1. OS CD Damaged / corrupted.
2. Disk Drive Corrupted.
3. Some files of OS in the CD got corrupted/damaged.
4. Your hard disk master boot record got damaged.
5. Your motherboard got damaged.

Hope i was able to solve your problem.

Sep 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Misplaced cd for operating system


reinstall CD will not help u do a clean install after formating, so u need to get a windows install CD....try piratebay.org u can get the torrent link file there for any win OS and download that, it will get u the full working version of any Win OS in google do a search "Torrent piratebay Windows XP" u also need to get/install BitTorrent software from google/internet to get the torrent link file...
the full file of WinOS say 400 - 700 mb may be a ISO file that u need to burn to a CD so that u can boot from the disk and install windows

Feb 01, 2010 | Dell DIMENSION 3000 CELERON 2.4GHZ...

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Computer will not boot up


This is because of either the system has shutdown while it was processing a windows file. sometimes repairing the OS or running a CHKDSK /R in the recovery console will fix this problem. if that doesnt help i recommend you change your HDD

Sep 16, 2009 | Dell Optiplex 740 Desktop Desktop Computer...

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