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I have this old Dell Computer Dimension L500r. I did a fdisk on it but it will boot back up to the dell screen. I do not have a restore CD is there any way that I can find out if windows 2000 is still on there and if there is can I restore it
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If you did an Fdisk it will have as good as wiped the machine.
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Then why is it able to boot up. Also do you know of a way to make a copy of XP from your hard drive.
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hi, welcome to geekstogo, what do you mean by dell screen exactly is it the BIOS screen or could it be a hidden restore partition on the harddrive, what does it look like
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Fdisk affects the hard drive only. It doesn't have anything to do with the Dell screens.
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neil is correct...if you ran FDISK on your system drive then there's nothing left there

the "dell screen" you're talking about is your bios splash page...and i would assume as soon as it's past that it get's to a screen telling you to insert a bootable disk or saying something about a boot media failure

your drive is empty

Also do you know of a way to make a copy of XP from your hard drive

that's not possible.
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