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Old 12-27-2006, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I have a Dell E310 Desktop but recieved no reformat disk with the system. I've tried the F11 option at startup but that doesnt work neither. I would really like to reformat due to high usage and other major problems with virus's and such. I contacted Dell for a reformat disk but since I was not the purchaser of the computer, they wont send one without information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-27-2006, 08:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like you will have to spring for a new copy of Windows. Or Linux. Download Powermax to format if you want, but you still need an OS.

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Download a copy and then use a application like Rock XP to get your serial and use that on install.
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Ok, sounds like it is possible to do without any cd's that came with th system....Is it possible to give me somewhat of a guide to make a format cd and also a xp install disk? Also, how would I find out my XP Key to use when installing from the created OS disk? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Your XP Key could be located at one of the sides of your Tower or contact dell support line or something and say why i didnt get a reformatting disk ?
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