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Robert Tracy

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On my wife's old Dell Dimension L667r, I did a search for I386. It's missing.

Is there any solution to this besides reinstalling Windows XP?

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you can actually copy the i386 folder directly from a windows CD..it's not actually always copied over during an install (especially a factory install)
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Ok. I'll do that.

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The i386 folder usually (though this is not always the case) only exists because the PC manufacturer has not supplied an XP CD.
In the case of Dell they tend to supply a CD of sorts so an i386 folder on the hard drive is not necessary.
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The i386 folder usually (though this is not always the case) only exists because the PC manufacturer has not supplied an XP CD.
In the case of Dell they tend to supply a CD of sorts so an i386 folder on the hard drive is not necessary.


That's the case all right. Dell didn't supply any kind of CD. I called about getting one for my own Dell, and they wanted to charge $299.00 (I'm running XP Pro.) I'll do without, but one day I'm going to have to reinstall the OS.

I'll call about getting a "CD of sorts" anyway for Linda's.

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dells usually come with a restore partition these days....so you can restore to factory defaults at boot up
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dells usually come with a restore partition these days....so you can restore to factory defaults at boot up


Thank you for this. But how in the world is this done?

Robert
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