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old dell system files gone, please help!

by blueman96 / February 16, 2008 9:03 AM PST

i have an old dell dimension and when i boot it up it says that there is missing system files. but i dont care about the missing files , im trying to put windows xp on it. but i can't cause the missing files error is in the way so i cant get to the windows setup, can anyone help me?

ps. i dont have the windows me disk to reair the files.

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You should boot. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 16, 2008 9:46 AM PST

from the CD first, follow the instructions to format to NTFS, then install XP.

But, how old is the Dimension? Will it handle XP?

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by blueman96 / February 16, 2008 9:59 AM PST
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ok ill try what you said. and yes it will handel xp. it has b4.

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