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2nd Problem! Cannot Reformat!


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:16 PM

hey, me again! (recently posted: IS SOMEONE IN MY COMPUTER?!?!) or something along the lines of that...

well, i found some reformat disks, but i really have no idea what to do with them.

i found a purple one thats says OS Installation, or something like that, but when i put it in, it says that an error has occured and the computer has been shut down, if this is the first time, restart, yaddah yaddah yaddah.

i tried enabling OS install mode, but not much luck. it just comes up with a screen saying there is only 256 RAM in OS install mode, would you like to continue, and so on and so forth.

am i putting in tthe wrong disk or what?

ALSO! remember, i cannot even log on. :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:11 AM

...no help?
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

This has nothing to do with malware. Moving to the XP Forums
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

uh... windows xp... home edition, i beleive. if there are any more specifics, please tell me how to find them :D
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

What is the make and model of your computer? For example: Dell Latitude D830.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:00 AM

Dell Dimension 3000

Edited by †Sage†, 19 February 2009 - 08:01 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:56 AM

IMO, worth reading:

http://www.pcmech.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-167262.html

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/1867...p;cs=&s=gen

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

Most Dell computers will boot from a CD if your press F12 when the Dell logo first appears in the boot sequence.
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