Can you tell me how I reformat my Inspiron 6000 (XP) and reinstall XP? I have the reinstallation CD for XP Pro Service Pack 3 and also a drivers and utilities cd to be used in connection with the reinstall. Thanks in advance.
This link should get you started.
XPS 410 Core2, 2.4 Ghz, 8Gb, Win7 64
Latitude D610 XP pro, Win7 RC
Thank you. Is it worth trying PC restore if the computer has a virus? Or will the virus travel over even after I have returned the computer to factory status?
Most likely you will be fine with PC Restore, but it might be a good idea to ask over at the "Virus and Spyware" Forum. Try to include Virus type (Name)
A restore wipes the hard drive completely first - before restoring everything, so there's no chance of the virus still being on it
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Success! I am very impressed by the PC Restore function in our Inspiron 6000. It was easy, fast and effective.