format my c:



Kristin
07-10-2005, 02:05 AM
I would like to re format my c: however I was never given the disks to do so.
Does anyone have a sugestion of how to do this? It is a Dell computer.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:05 AM
Did you not receive a Dell Reinstallation CD with your Dell PC?
You'll need it in order to reinstall Windows XP after formatting
your hard drive. Your Dell User's Guide should provide detailed
instructions.

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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"Kristin" wrote:

| I would like to re format my c: however I was never given the disks to do so.
| Does anyone have a sugestion of how to do this? It is a Dell computer.

Mark Dormer
07-10-2005, 02:05 AM
After you have formatted what are you going to do?
Have you got install media?

If your using Dell Recovery CD then formatting is not really an issue as I
suspect it will do this automatically.
If you have a real XP cd then you can boot from it and format during setup.

Regards
Mark Dormer

"Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:55142F68-A07A-4476-B46E-720CBCABF14E@microsoft.com...
>I would like to re format my c: however I was never given the disks to do
>so.
> Does anyone have a sugestion of how to do this? It is a Dell computer.

Kristin
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
I did not get a recovery CD or windows CD I have no CD . System recovery
will only let me go back to April 2005. I got this computer 2 years ago. Is
there a way to reset the computer back to the way I got it without a CD?

"Kristin" wrote:

> I would like to re format my c: however I was never given the disks to do so.
> Does anyone have a sugestion of how to do this? It is a Dell computer.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
In order to repair or reinstall the Windows XP operating system,
you'll need your Windows XP CD. If Windows XP came already
installed on your Dell computer, then you'll have to give Dell support
a telephone call and order a new Dell Reinstallation CD for Windows XP.

Welcome to Dell Support
http://support.dell.com/home.aspx

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Kristin" wrote:

| I did not get a recovery CD or windows CD I have no CD . System recovery
| will only let me go back to April 2005. I got this computer 2 years ago. Is
| there a way to reset the computer back to the way I got it without a CD?


format my c: