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Wipe hard drive

It is a Dell insp. 8100 lap top
where would the code be on the lap top?

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Under the laptop xp home sticker.
have u backed up personal files ? pics docs music ?

turn pc on .repeatedly tap F12 then put xp cd in it. then choose cdrom. then it will boot to a blue screen. loading stuff on bottom 2 minutes.then 2 options repair console or install windows. choose second. then F8 i agree to licensing terms and then drive is listed.. at that point u can delete and create partition then it will ask to format i do quick. then rest is easy.

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If you want to wipe the hard disk and not reinstall Windows then -
Wipe Data off Hard Disk with Darik's Boot and Nuke, (DBAN)
Create a Darik's Boot and Nuke on CD disc, then boot up the computer with this disc.

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all you need to do is take the recovery CD that came with the system, isnert, reboot the system to load from DVD or CDROM. and copy the boot sector into your hard disk, C or whatever letter you have .
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Labtop will not log into windows

I assume you mean, lap top :). It can sit on the TOP of your LAP, hence the nick-name. It's actually called a NOTEBOOK PC, but most ppl call it laptop anyhow :).

Since you do not explain what you DO see when you start the machine, I can only assume certain things.

First, we will assume the hardware is fine. Mouse, kbd, hard drive, cdrom, screen, system board, everything "starts" perfectly, and you see the DELL screen. After this point, there could be several bugs. You could have a corruption on the hard drive data area. (Although the hd might be reading as OK, the platters inside the device could be faulty, causing data loss/corruption.) Have you tried another hard drive? Also, have you used your Dell diagnostic cd's to run a test? Those discs come with each new dell. If you got it used, you can order them from

Now, assuming you pass the tests, then it is time to wipe and reload Windows.

Assuming you failed a test, you write down the error code, contact Dell, and see what that error indicates. Sometimes its just bad memory, and you can "get outta jail free" for only 35 bucks. (ok not QUITE free, but very inexpensive, considering). Sometimes its a failed board and you'll need to scrap it on ebay for parts, or drop about 200 bucks for a refurbished board. (sorry, but it happens).

I hope the only issue you have is a bad hard drive. That will give you the chance to not only replace your drive, but, UPGRADE it to a much higher storage capacity.

GOOD news is, if you DO have to replace the entire machine, the Dell OUTLET ( has NIIIIICE refurbished computers at less than HALF their original cost! You can sometimes get a $1400 notebook (with EVERYTHING) for about $600 bucks! I dont mean a ****-top either, I mean a 64 bit dual core CPU with 4 gigs ram, 320 gig SATA hard drive and DVD burner with Wireless built in! You can take it to taco bell and play world of warcraft during lunch! Or use the built in webcam for face to face meetings! I got one on my tax rebate and still had enough money left to pay my rent. Course, my gf has swindled it away from me, I never get to use the thing until she has a question, ha ha.

Good luck.

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what brand pc. if its dell on the main beginign powerup screen press repeatedly f12 then choose ide cdrom. with xp cd in drive allready. make sure u have the xp key for that version usualy on side of pc if its brand.

What brand pc?

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