I have done this before on an old EMachine and it was never this complex.
I have the disk to reinstall XP and the Dell drivers. I inserted the Xp disk, rewrote over the C drive...there was something referring to partitions in there. I didnt delete any of those...wondering if I was supposed to delete b/c when I was finished it erased some stuff but many files like music, pics, etc. were still there.
What did I do wrong? And how do I do this the right way?