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My computer have too many downloads that it makes my go slow or errors. I reinstall an XP home version operation system, and now I dont have nothing all my programs and the internet is gone. What do

I put in new installation for XP. Now can use it all my old programs are deleted. Even my internet won't work. Right now I am using my sisters' pc. Somebody HELP !!!!!!

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If you REINSTALLED FRESH you will have to REINSTALL ALL of your Drivers and Software as you wiped them out. If you just upgraded, you can use the System Restore option under START - ALL PROGRAMS - ACCESSORIES - SYSTEM TOOLS to set the PC back to a date before you upgraded. That is provided you have a system restore point set.

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How do I do a clean reinstall

You just need a Windows Operating System Disc. It will walk you through the process. When it comes to the part where it see that you already have a windows operating system on the drive, you have the option of deleting it and clearing the partion then reformat the drive using NTFS Quick.
Make sure you use the same version of the windows operating system that you already have unless you buy a new copy. In other words, if your Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker (located on the case of the computer) says you have Windows XP Professional, you can't reinstall with a Windows XP Home version because when it comes to the point where it asks you for the key to activate you will be in trouble.

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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


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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Why I can't install my Optiplex 360 sound drivers? It says: the operating system is not supported by this software.I use Windows XP SP3 after I formatted my HDD besause of BSoD. Please, I really need this...

it usually means that it doesn't have the correct driver for that version of windows. Reinstall windows again but this time do not update the windows. let it stay with the current version because that driver is built in for that version. After reinstalling the windows and the driver, that's the time you can update your windows to the SP3. Frankl, it would be better if you do not update to SP3 at all. It usually slows down your computer which gives an error or a BSOD.

You can also check the manufacturer's website for any update on any of it's drivers for that model.

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I reinstalled windows xp operating system on my desktop,and dont have a sound.

You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, thesupport download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operatingsystem. Click on this link to download the drivers: -

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Old program won't run on new computer win XP but runs on others

> ran slow

Probably, having more RAM would make VMWARE run faster.

> except Sound Laundry 2.5

Check the manufacturer's web-site -- surely, they have a version which *DOES* work as a "native" application under Windows XP and Windows VIsta and Windows 7, i.e., no need for "compatibility settings".

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Computer say,s boot error install system cd but i dont have it

Damn you screw that thing up big time... LOL... if you are using xp then go to safe mode and do system restore. If you are ubuntu linux then download the free version and reinstall the whole thing.

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Recently given a computer with an unknown administrator password

in Most of the computers ( if it has a backup recovery inbuilt). When computer starts keep on pressing F11 key on the top of your keyboard. In some computers this function is on F10. But make sure when you do system recovery you will loose all data if you would like to go for destructive recovery. If you want to backup ur files first dont go for destructive recovery but choose other recovery option.
If you dont have any backup system then you might have product key sticker somewhere on you computer. If its window Xp home then borrow XP home from someone and when it ask for product key enter that product key. THis way you can reinstall Operating system.
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Sorry to inform you but you cant downgrade from vista to xp on this model I have found most systems that are designed to run vista lose several drivers when downgraded to xp.

the only solution that will restore drivers would be to reload vista by purchasing an upgrade version of vista (this allows an upgrade from xp to vista and will restore drivers only catch is your xp operating system must be xp home with sp2(service pack 2).

When you removed vista from your machine you actually downgraded by replacing the vista operating system with XP.

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