How do I reformat my Inspiron 6000 (XP) and reinstall XP?

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How do I reformat my Inspiron 6000 (XP) and reinstall XP?

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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.

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  • This link should get you started.

    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&docid=58E26A65A4388E4FE040AE0AB7E107E3&l=en&s=gen

    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)

    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/3520.aspx

    XPS 410  Core2,  2.4 Ghz,   8Gb,  Win7 64

    Latitude D610  XP pro,  Win7 RC

  • A restore wipes the hard drive completely first - before restoring everything, so there's no chance of the virus still being on it Wink

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

    XPS M1730:

    Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
    17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
    4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
    DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
    640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
    8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
    Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
    Integrated 2MP Webcam
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
    TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
    4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

    230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

  • Success! I am very impressed by the PC Restore function in our Inspiron 6000. It was easy, fast and effective.