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Format HDD Dell 2100


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groovemaster1

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I' ve had my dell 2100 for 4 years now, and it's probably filled with spyware.......So I need a little detailed info on how to format it
Dell Dimension 2100 900MHz
128MB SDRAM
Geforce4MX440 PCI
SB 64V
Modem
LG CDRW
20GB HDD Maxtor

I don't have a recovery CD (Didn't get one). Is the ME CD I have a full version, it's an original dell Windows ME CD. I also have a Dell XP home CD but wouldn't use XP because I can't find XP drivers for the SB 64v
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Your DELL Windows Me CD, if it doesn't say "recovery" on it, is probably a full version but one that's been "doctored" by DELL to stop it from being installed on a non-Dell PC. You are right not to put XP on your PC at this time because 128MB RAM is not nearly enough to run it smoothly. 256MB is a minimum, and 512MB is the really best compromise between cost and performance. But doubling your RAM would not cost the earth, neither would a new xp compatible graphics card. For Win Me, you format the disk by booting from an Me floppy startup disk and typing FORMAT C: when the DOS prompt appears.
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Your DELL Windows Me CD, if it doesn't say "recovery" on it, is probably a full version but one that's been "doctored" by DELL to stop it from being installed on a non-Dell PC. You are right not to put XP on your PC at this time because 128MB RAM is not nearly enough to run it smoothly. 256MB is a minimum, and 512MB is the really best compromise between cost and performance. But doubling your RAM would not cost the earth, neither would a new xp compatible graphics card. For Win Me, you format the disk by booting from an Me floppy startup disk and typing FORMAT C: when the DOS prompt appears.
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