I keep trying to find stuff on Google about what I need to do exactly to get my computer going again.
I have an old Dell Dimension 2350 that had a screwed up Hard Disk. I bought a cheap one on Dell.com for $50 that I'm assuming should work since I typed in my service tag and all that.
I simply took the old one out and reconnected exactly the way it was before
I then ordered a Windows CD and installed Windows XP. I can't do anything with this computer. I can't get online. It's like I'm missing a whole bunch of stuff. My screen has the minimum pixels allowed; can't be adjusted; and looks terrible.
Was i supposed to format something before installing windows? It looks like windows partitioned and formated something or other upon install. Should I cut my losses and get Mac Notebook. I only have 1 GB in my new disk; i don't want to call the retards at Dell that send me the wrong harddisk; are no help; didn't provide instructions; tell me my warranty expired and want to charge 50 dollars for helping me etc etc.