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Dell Latitude D600 - Reformat wihout using a cd rom

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my D600 is totally screwed thanks to some viruses that have infected it!!
i need to do a reformat but i dont have any installation cd's, laptop is a few years old using win pro!
i went into cttrl / F11 as instructed but there is no option to do a restore, have tried everything that i can think of but nothing is working!!
can anyone help me please??

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Since the virus has taken it's toll, the F11 built in restore won't work. You will have to acquire an operating system disc in order to fix your problem. Unfortunately, there is no other way around it.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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The restore partition on the hard drive is no good .Therefore the best and easiest way to restore your system is to obtain a copy of the restore cd.You can call Dell tech support and inquire they will tell you the cost,or you can purchase a copy of XP and install it.You will also have to download the device drivers as well from the dell support website.
Good luck

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You should download the operation cd for your system drivers and all then burn it on a disc then put in your pc then you restore it from there it should work 100%

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