Problem reinstalling XP on Dell inspirion mini

  great1 20:31 22 Sep 10
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I went through all the usual stuff ie boot sequence etc,got to the EULA screen press F8 to accept then nothing, phoned Dell Support, Response "as this is a software issue not hardware plese supply credit card etc bt we can resolve this problem over the phone" surely you should be able to insall an operating system from an official Dell recovery disc without having your bank account mugged?

  michaelw 09:34 23 Sep 10

Have you got xp on there and are just trying to install over itself, or is there on xp at all?

  michaelw 09:34 23 Sep 10

on = no...

  great1 13:09 23 Sep 10

yes it's on already, but want to reinstall.

  michaelw 13:41 23 Sep 10

Then go for a repair install first click here

If that doesn't work there is a very protracted method to debug which Dell talked me through when I had similar problems and couldn't get the restore partition to work.

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