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My **** laptop

I have a dell inspiron 1100 and it is being stupid and i want to wipe it out and start over how do i do this i do not have a cd help please

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  • melissa2003 Apr 05, 2008

    thank you

  • melissa2003 Apr 13, 2008

    this didn't work any other ideas

  • melissa2003 Apr 13, 2008

    this didn't work any other ideas?

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Hi,

First you need to determine what operating system was installed and what version. Let's say Windows XP Home Edition, you need to borrow that CD installer or even an OEM version. Soon as it is available, change your BIOS/CMOS setting to configure the laptop to boot off from the CD Drive. Pop in the borrowed CD installer and boot the laptop. The OS will install. If it were an original CD appropriate to your OS then all the drivers will be installed. If the CD is an OEM version, then you need to download from the Dell website the necessary drivers.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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    Louie Role Apr 13, 2008

    Hi again,

    If the previous solution didn't work, then perhaps there is a possible hardware issue with your laptop. Could you please post back what displayed messages are there when you boot the dell Inspiron 1100.

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