Reinstall Xp Home sp2

By jasonemmg ·
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that I would like to reformat but I do no have reinstall CD/DVD and computer does not let me create the CD(s),etc...

I do have a retail version of XP Home upgrade from years ago when I upgraded a very old PC from WIN98.

Can I use this CD after using Acronis True Image on my existing HDD or do I need to buy a new HDD and then slave and copy files,etc..

Thank you in advance for assistance!

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did you see if

by PurpleSkys In reply to Reinstall Xp Home sp2

there was a hidden restore partition or if not, you can contact dell, give them all the pertinent info and have the cd's mailed to you...

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The owners manual for this unit is available here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Reinstall Xp Home sp2

And according to this there is a Recovery partition that you use by pressing the Ctrl and F11 Keys while the Dell Logo is on the screen.

The full directions are on the bottom of Pages 41 and 42 under the heading of Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec

You should read this first before proceeding any further.


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by jasonemmg In reply to The owners manual for thi ...

I did find instructions that mentioned burning a copy of the c:\i386 directory to CD/DVD and using that do to a restore.

I will look at both of your mentioned solutions over the weekend.


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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thanks.

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