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#1 JMH2106

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

I don't have a Windows XP reinstallation disk. My computer was a Dell Dimension 3000, and a while back I had to replace the motherboard. Would a Dell reinstallation disk for XP work if I still have the product key sticker on the side of the tower?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:12 PM

Hi & welcome to the forum!

I think it should work fine.
Any particular reason why you are reinstalling?

You might want to have all your drivers handy & ready to go before starting.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

Just incase I need to reformat my hard drive.
EDIT: Also, do you know if on the Task Manager, when it says Physical Memory (K), if the "Available" number goes to 0, will I get a blue screen?

Edited by JMH2106, 10 February 2011 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:49 PM

On the "Physical Memory (K)" section of the Task Manager it says:
Total - 982508
Available - 384816
System Cache - 414296

However, I just restarted the computer, and before I did, the "Available Memory" dropped to 8296, if it hits 0, will I get a blue screen?

Edited by hamluis, 11 February 2011 - 06:49 AM.
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