Question about Dell Latitude D505 Notebook
Should be all you need. insert the windows xp disc. select boot options when you start the computer, "boot to CD" follow through the prompts, choose new installation from the options to reformat and re-install , be aware you will need to install all the drivers and system software After you re-install windows xp. Be very aware this will destroy all data and wipe the computer . Before you do this. look for any restore prompts on the startup boot screen, like F12 to enter restore or something. sometimes laptops have restore partitions that allow you to restore to factory defaults, its much easier.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
It looks like you're good to go except you should, during rebuilding your system, go to the Dell Support Drivers & Downloads site (which they recommend), enter the service tag# for your laptop, and download and install most of your drivers from there as they will be the most recent.
Since you're using XP, you'll want to start with the XP disc and reformat and install XP first, then use your Dell Dsic that has drivers on it to install the LAN and WLAN (wired and wireless internet connection) drivers to get on the net and go to the Dell site.
I usually make a folder on the desktop and name it Drivers, then while at the Dell site dowload each driver, BIOS update, application, etc. to that folder so I can work directly from the driver files without constantly reconnecting to the Dell site every time I have to restart after a driver install that requires it.
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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