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Reformatting Dell 4600


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#1 Glunn11

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:10 PM

Hey BC!
My mom wants to give away her old Dell 4600 to my sister. It came with a reformatting CD (in the color of maroon), as well as a couple of blue driver discs.
Sadly, when the reformat CD is put in, it spends a good five minutes loading various drivers, and then so generously provides me with this error:
"Setup cannot load the keyboard layout file KBDUS.DLL. Setup cannot continue. Shut down or restart your computer."

And then, the keyboard starts working until the computer is forced to be shut down by holding down the power button and turned back on again.
Help would be greatly appreciated! :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:10 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

These CDs you speak of...are these Dell CDs? Is there any writing on the one you are attempting to use?

What exactly do you want to do?

Louis

FWIW: The only examples of this I see documented...occur with Win 2K.

http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp/37110...ayout-file.html

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

I am assuming you are willing to just format the computer.

I suggest you try to use DBAN.

To use it, get either a blank floppy disc and then download the package for floppies and follow the instructions here.

However if you want to use a CD, obtain a blank cd and then follow the instructions here

hope it works, if you have any questions please don't be afraid to post.
~powerjuce

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

Well, these CDs are recovery CDs, I suppose. You can totally wipe the drive and reinstall the OS.
We do not have a copy of XP itself.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

Well, these CDs are recovery CDs, I suppose. You can totally wipe the drive and reinstall the OS.
We do not have a copy of XP itself.


Mine are full Windows XP cd's not recovery ones.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:20 PM

Do you have any instructions (e.g., user manual) for using these CDs? If so, have you looked at it?

Checked the Dell website for such?

Page 48 of http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...M/G72790LRs.pdf

Louis




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