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joseph92154

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Hi everyone!

Well I want to sell my computer, but before I do I want to peak it up, to its ultimate performance. I wanted to know should I just reboot it with the CD's Dell gave me with the computer? And my other question was, will that get rid of any viruses or trohjans, that are potentially in the computer? Please help as soon as possible, because I really want to sell this ASAP!!! Thanks for all your help!!! And one more last question I wanted to know how much I could possibly sell my computer for, here is the basic information on it:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Dell Dimension DIM2400
Pentium 4 CPU 2.53 GHz
2.52 GHz, 512 MB of Ram
17 Inch Flat Screen Monitor

Asset Tag: HB8D141


Best Regards,
Joseph

Edited by joseph92154, 07 September 2005 - 09:42 AM.

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Are you by any chance planning to reformat it ?
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No I do not plan on reformating it, I'm going to sell it the same way I got it.

Are you by any chance planning to reformat it ?

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Howdy:

Just use the Dell Recovery cd.. It will wipe the drive and then re-install everything back to the condition it was in on day 1..

BTW.. the Dell cd's MUST go with the system as well when you sell it!!

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So will this also wipe out any viruses or trojans the computer might have? And what is a reasonable price to sell this computer for?

Howdy:

Just use the Dell Recovery cd..  It will wipe the drive and then re-install everything back to the condition it was in on day 1..

BTW..  the Dell cd's MUST go with the system as well when you sell it!!

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In most cases it will remove the viruses and trojans etc however some of them come back even after you have done that because they add something to your system recovery place ! Now those ones are very hard to get rid of !
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In most cases it will remove the viruses and trojans etc however some of them come back even after you have done that because they add something to your system recovery place ! Now those ones are very hard to get rid of !

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Sorry cleverboy, but using the Dell cd wipes everything clean including System Restore... There is nothing there except a clean slate !!

Everything will be gone!!

As for what it is worth..

I can get a Dimension 3000 for $649..

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB)

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

512MB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz

80GB2 Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive

Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

17 inch E173FP Analog Flat Panel

Don't expect to get much more than $300 to $400 for yours..

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And how long does the whole reboot process take? So asking for $500-$600 would be pushing it?

Sorry cleverboy, but using the Dell cd wipes everything clean including System Restore... There is nothing there except a clean slate !!

Everything will be gone!!

As for what it is worth..

I can get a Dimension 3000 for $649..

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB)

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

512MB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz

80GB2 Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive

Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

17 inch E173FP Analog Flat Panel

Don't expect to get much more than $300 to $400 for yours..

Murray

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No idea.. never did a Dell before but the last time I re-did one of my systems, it was about an hour from total wipeout to back with everything loaded that I wanted on it..

Considering I get a new one with those features for a small bit more.. yep!!

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So is this something any average person can do or should I seek someone who knows a little more about computers? So would it be a good idea just to start off with a high price of $600 and then look for the best offer?

No idea..  never did a Dell before but the last time I re-did one of my systems, it was about an hour from total wipeout to back with everything loaded that I wanted on it..

Considering I get a new one with those features for a small bit more..  yep!!

Murray

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Nothing wrong with starting high and dichering down.. Some people like to bargain and dicker :tazz:

You could probably do it yourself.. If you go to the Dell website and search your system, they have some excellent tutorials on how to use their recovery/restore cd's.. Just print that info out and follow it!!

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WOuld it have all that tutorial stuff with the booklets that came with the computer?
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It chould.. Have you looked into them??

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LOL...nah I actually havent checked them yet, I guess I should hah!LOL!
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Oh yeah what are the things I should put, when I post my computer up for sale? I also have power point, excel, & publisher on it. Of course I didnt purchase them, but should I still leave them on the computer?
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