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Old 04-21-2008, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Restore XP w/o Boot CD.

Hello. I'm trying to fully restore a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running XP Media Center Edition. I did this once about a year ago, but have forgotten how I have done it. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. I do not have the boot cd.

The laptop has a 1.6Ghz Pentium M and 512MB or RAM.

Thanks. Any help appreciated.

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Old 04-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Restore XP w/o Boot CD.

does it have a recovery partition?
if so when you turn the laptop on there should be a recovery option.
if not then no cd=pwned

Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: Restore XP w/o Boot CD.

when you 1st boot up your computer there should be the logo screen wich also should have the restore option on it too at the very bottom.

if not, try hitting f2 or f10 during that screen..

EDIT: if you dont get anything like the restore option to come up, then it does not have a restore partition, therefore your out of luck, and will have to purchase a copy of windows or have someone download linux for you and burn it to a cd for you.
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