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Dell inspiron 1300

I have reformatted my hard drive and using the Dell restore disks re installed windows XP home edition. However, the @ key has moved to the shift 2 position and the pound symbol has disappeared to be replaced by #. I have run the diagnostics and utilities disk to restore the keypad functions the only one that resembles my laptop is the European version. This has not improved the situation!

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  • Steveo12 Jun 02, 2008

    I have downloaded the bios and chipset from Dell and installed it. However, there is no improvement!

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    Hi ya

    I want to reformat the windows xp in my laptop . I have given my dell 1300 laptop for a business trip .And i found there was a virus in my laptop . That why i want to remove the whole windows xp . And reinstall it . Nyway i got the windows xp service pack 2 cd .


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Go to the site on net and down-load bios and chipset of the system then installed it on the system.

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