Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:50 PM
I had to reinstall my windows xp on my dell d610 laptop. It installed it fine, and windows came up, but it was missing one ini file, and I told it to proceed and ignore that file. mistake.
Now, here is what I have: it boots up to my windows desktop, but I have no icons and it just says that I have to verify that this is real windows (validate -- ?) Anyway, it will not let me go any further. My internet works, but I think I didn't reinstall all the drivers.
I've gone to dell.com and burned all the correct drivers onto a cd, but it if course won't boot from that.
When my system restarts, I get a screen with 2 options - F2 or F12. I've tried both, but I have no idea what i'm doing in those areas.
I would like to just remove the bad install and start over, or figure out how to complete the windows install.
any help is so appreciated - I'm getting nowhere on my own !
thank you !