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I have a Desktop comp. DELL_Dimension E520. I

I have a Desktop comp. DELL_Dimension E520. I want to format the hardrive , but I have my Windows XP old version, it won' t let me format HD. Is anyone know how to do it and how can I download all drivers after formatted. Thank you for your time and your help will be very appreciated

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You should download the drivers BEFORE you change the OS and maybe put them on a flash drive or burn them to a CD.

You can get them direct from the DELL site.

It maybe that your XP disc does not recognise a SATA drive and for that reason you should use the F6 option whilst booting from the XP setup disk and point it to the CD or flash drive.

From then on you should be able to format the disck.

Some of the dells are a little tricky that way.

You may also have to change the bios option as for sata type
I have had to do this on a few dell laptops.to down grade from vista to XP

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