reinstall XP ?

  Magik ®© 15:36 14 Jan 05
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hi, I need to reinstall the OS, it states when the laptop starts press f12, but the thing just carries on and loads, so i tried opening the cd, that said that the version on the cd was older than the version installed...do i have to uninstall xp2 before i can get going, or does anyone know the reason why pressing f12 does not work..

thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:40 14 Jan 05

Why do you need to reload? what type of laptop?

  Magik ®© 15:45 14 Jan 05

hi, it is a dell inspiron 8200 laptop, and there is something wrong with the cd/dvd player, half the disks i put in rattle around then freeze the whole thing up, so i got and old hard drive nailed it in and it seems ok, i did reload the software but it made no difference. perhaps on hindsight i should have uninstalled it first. so i wondered what else was wrong with it all.

thanks

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