Dell Windows XP home reinstall CD

Explain the use of reinstallation CD in Windows® XP-based Dell computer? What issues can be resolved using this reinstallation CD?


When you purchase a Dell computer with Windows® XP operating system, you receive a reinstallation CD. The reinstallation CD includes Microsoft®-recommended service packs for Windows® XP operating system. With the help of reinstallation CD, you can install or reinstall Windows® XP devices or components. You can also repair missing or corrupted files and applications that help in the booting up of Windows® XP on Dell PC.


Following points discuss about the use of reinstallation CD that help in fixing technical issues on on Dell PC:




  • Repairing a corrupted Dell system reinstallation disk

  • Installing Windows® XP operating system on Dell PC

  • Issues that can be fixed using the Windows® XP reinstallation CD



Repairing a corrupted system reinstallation disk



To repair a missing or corrupted application, you need to first check that the optical media drives are empty. Now, insert the Windows® XP reinstallation disk and restart the system. Press ‘F8’ key during the Windows® startup process to launch the installation setup screen. Now, press the ‘R’ key to select ‘Repair Windows XP Installation’ option. The Windows® XP Recovery Console program appears wherein you need to type ‘copy d:i386ntldr c:’command. Press ‘Enter’ key and type ‘copy d:i386ntdetect.com c:’ command. Again, press the ‘Enter’ key. Windows® XP Setup software detects and replaces corrupted or missing software files. In case if the Windows® XP Setup software asks for permission to rewrite and replace the files, press the ‘Y’ key. Now, eject the Windows® XP installation disk and type ‘exit’.



Installing Windows® XP operating system on Dell PC



To repair a missing or corrupted application, you need to first check that the optical media drives are empty. Now, insert the Windows® XP reinstallation disk and restart the system. Press ‘F8’ key during the Windows® startup process to launch the installation setup screen. Now, select ‘Install Windows XP’ option. Follow the CD instruction to format the main hard disk partition. It usually takes up to one hour in installing the Windows® XP operating system on Dell system.



Issues that can be fixed using the Windows® XP reinstallation CD


In case if your Dell system gets infected with viruses or malicious programs, you might need to reinstall Windows® as this is the fastest way to fix the issue. You can also fix registry errors with Windows® XP reinstallation disk, as registry is one of the most important components of Windows®. Sometimes, due to installation of an incompatible hardware component you can corrupt files, critical data structures, boot records and directories. Hence, by reinstalling Windows® XP operating system through reinstallation disk, you can take the benefit of working on your Dell system once again.




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