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Reformatted Hardd Drive, Now What?

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#1 JeniSulli


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:33 AM

I have a dell desk top Dimension™ 2400 Series, which is a few years old and was the most basic model. Needless to say it is a slow runner. It was turned into the computer my hubs plays poker on and he is supposed to be using it for his Master's degree work, but I got a laptop so I never use it. I don't know what happened the other day, but I saw it reinstalling windows. My hubs said he pressed a key and didn't know why or what for, I am guessing the 'boot from cd'. In the middle of the process it hit a blue screen saying some like bad-pool-______ something. I couldn't go passed that point and after pressing f8 a hundred times it finally popped up with the option to reformat and reinstall. I figured why not can't get on any way. It worked but now I don't know what to do. I lost all the disks that came with about drivers and there is no internet thing. I can usually figure stuff out with some looking on the web, but this situation called my bluffs. How do I get it back to being able to have an internet connection? recognizing my modem? putting word back on? Please help! I need to get this up and running. Thank you so much!!!

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#2 lowtek_otc


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:40 AM

You need to install the drivers for all of your hardware.

Go to the dell support website and input your "Service Tag" number (usually on the back of the computer) to get to the driver download page.

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