I have a dell that has been problematic of late, and after replacing one of the drives (two a dvd+-rw) I kept getting 0x0000008E Blue Screen of Death. Kind of sick of it all, and the solutions for 0x0000008E are pretty complicated, so now I want to format and reinstall everything because it has other errors too.
The dell discs are all gone, and after reading online, I noticed a lot of people cannot use a dell disc to install on non dell machines. This only goes one way correct?
I can use a regular XP Home CD and install that onto the dell pc (and it should load all the drivers as a regular XP install would) right?
Only reason I ask this is if this doesn't work, it may end up being more difficult than taking the time to fix the 0x0000008E and other errors...