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Reinstalling Xp

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#1 tomthebomb231


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:53 PM

I have had my dell computer since 2004 and over the years it has slowed down a lot. So Yesterday a friend of mine came over and he told me there was a way to completely erase everything on your computer but what was on the computer when you first got it ( I don't remember exactly what it was called but i think it was partitioning or something like that). So we decided to do this. We rebooted the computer and started the process, but after awhile of everything going good the computer just froze. we restarted the computer, but it would not load, and eventually we decided to completely erase everything on the computer and reinstall windows xp service pack 2. we had a installation disk so we thought it would be fine. After about an hour the installation was complete. we rebooted and set all the settings and stuff. Soon though we realized we did not have any of the drivers for anything ( I don't know why dell would not include this when we bought the computer). So right now you can turn on the computer, and everything works fine but you can't get on the internet you can't hear any sound and there is probably some more problems i just don't know about. I feel really stupid.

anyway I was wondering if there was a site where I could download drivers for windows xp service pack two ( right now I am on my laptop computer which does have high speed internet).

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#2 lliztiz


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

You can try checking out support.dell.com, Dell's support site. You don't have to be under warranty to use it. Good luck. I have had the pleasure of reloading an operating system, and it was no fun at all.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

Your Dell should have come with a Drivers and Applications CD also. The drivers are on there (but it's a PITA to figger out which one's to use). You can also download them from the Dell support site.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:22 PM

Hello tomthebomb231,

I notice that you have an open HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum.
Computer Running Terribly Slow

You should not make any changes to your system.
Doing so, could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your computer.

At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

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