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#1 ltdave

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:18 PM

delete...

ill try it later

Edited by ltdave, 17 January 2010 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

i had a re-installation disc for xpPro (sp3)

Is it reinstallation CD, which came with your Dell, or some other type of CD?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:40 PM

it came with the laptop (xp Pro came with a desktop)...

im working on the drivers now...

i like the firefox devouring the ie logo you have by the way

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

:thumbsup:
Why did you delete content of your original post?
Now, I can't recall what's going on....

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:43 PM

because i was asking about a problem that at least 75% was cured by using the driver disc and im tired of looking like a complete idiot...

i still have issues with the screen resolution and i clicked on something that made the 'whole windows experience' look like win95

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

Why would you think, you'd look like an idiot?
I may know little bit more about computers, but you may be a better cook, than I'm :thumbsup:
There are no stupid questions. An idiot is someone, who doesn't ask questions...
So, where are we at now?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:04 PM

other than the resolution issues and the fact i clicked on something when i was installing the drivers and changed the blue windows bars at the bottom with the xp looking colors and fonts to some nasty gray color that reminds me of win95 or maybe win3.11 i guess im back where i was...

logging to a hundred websites now to re-bookmark them...

ps, am a lousy cook... lol

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:07 PM

am a lousy cook

So, we're even...hehehe

Do you have any errors in Device Manager, especially regarding "Display adapter"?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:27 PM

i have question marks i think in 95 (my last os) had Xs...

anyway they were on a video on the device manager page. i cant figure out where the device manager went...

i got the 'theme' figured out. it was 'windows' not 'windowsXP' and somehow i now have the right resolution options...

i also have some issues with the sound... in control panel it says no device (audio)


i think i might have loaded the OS to the wrong part of the HDD because if i open "my computer" the C:/ looks like a thumb drive and not an HDD...

Edited by ltdave, 17 January 2010 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:38 PM

So, everything works now?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:40 PM

sorry, i was editing when you posted...

no. i still have a few issues but nothing like i did before...

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:42 PM

Let me know, if you need any help :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:51 PM

i originally loaded the install disc for xpPro. because i hadnt loaded any drivers i thought that Pro was giving me all the problems...

i loaded xpHome in its place because that was what originally came on the computer...

im wondering now if i could have left the Pro on the machine because thats really what i was hoping to put on it when i bought it. i dont know why i didnt...



the last question is the C:\ icon in "My Computer" looking like a thumb drive (USB) and not a regular Hard Drive icon. i must have loaded the system into the wrong partition. it calls it the "C:, D: drives"

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:54 PM

On what drive is Windows folder located?
What are the sizes of both partitions?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:02 PM

now youre asking the hard questions...

it looks like im REALLY screwed...

ive got a WINDOWS folder and a Documents and Settings folder in both of them...

the D: has 1.72gb used with 785mb free, the C: has 20.4gb used and 209gb free...

should i just go in and delete everything from the D: drive?

i can see this being a big big problem down the road...

also, i didnt know whether to load this using an NTFS (?) or a FAT (?) setting. there were two of each and one set had (QUICK) listed after them. i dont remember where it loaded them. "them" being both xpPro and xpHome...




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