Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

windows xp very slow


  • Please log in to reply

#31
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
OK it has to be the same as what is installed..
Home, Media or Pro. Sp11,2 or 3....Also make sure it is either the OEM or Retail version. If on a prebuilt name brand system it would have to be a OEM version.
  • 0

Advertisements


#32
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
My wife just got another Dell Laptop and there is no OS CD with it. I'm not sure one came with the one you're helping me with. I've never thrown anything away. Is it possible I didn't get one?
  • 0

#33
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
I think you have got the wrong key
You click on the setup in the left pane
you do not expand setup
I think you may have done so and clicked on the the win options.



However I am not sure.

see my screenshot the one you want is the last listed - Source path THE LAST ONE not the one above - highlighted in my screenshot. ie: source path at this time before you change it to your optical drive - you are going to edit it to C.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 04 March 2011 - 03:31 PM.

  • 0

#34
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
It is common now that no recovery disk is included with new systems. The recovery is actually on a hidden partition on the HD itself. One of the first steps with a new laptop is that you have to make the recovery disks per the owners manual that came with the system.
  • 0

#35
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
I found the setup folder but there is no source path. There is a line that says
OSLoaderPath.
  • 0

#36
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
I am going to be gone for a couple days. Can I get back with you Monday?
  • 0

#37
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Sure thing just post here or send one of us a PM letting us know you are ready to continue.
  • 0

#38
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
OK, I'm back. I haven't found a recovery disc. I see Dell has a system restore and PC restore. I'm also open to getting a new hard drive if nothing else works.
  • 0

#39
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Did you check on post 33 what Macboatmaster posted?
  • 0

#40
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
Answer to 33 is that source path is already on C:\. Running checkdisk again now.
  • 0

Advertisements


#41
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
That source path for C was not to run chkdsk it was to run - system file checker which is "sfc /scannow"
  • 0

#42
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
Nothing changes, and I don't have the installation CD. It keeps asking for it.
  • 0

#43
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts

OK, I'm back. I haven't found a recovery disc. I see Dell has a system restore and PC restore. I'm also open to getting a new hard drive if nothing else works.


This still won't do you any good without either the set of Recovery Disks from Dell for your system or purchasing a new OS installation disk.
  • 0

#44
frostyr1

frostyr1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
I found an OEM reinstallation CD for windows xp professional including service pack 1a. Can I use that?
  • 0

#45
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Nope since you have Home Media installed according to your first post.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP