no mirro op system flash disc

May 14, 2013 at 14:27:53
Specs: Windows XP, 16gd/510
SSD hard drive failed and had to replace it in my inspiron mini9 had no mirro drive to boot from and replace on new hard drive how do I replace operating system to blank hard drive now? can not get it to read boot/recovery disc

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#1
May 14, 2013 at 15:47:52
You now need to borrow an XP CD the same version as you had on your inspiron mini9, extract i386 & put it on a flash/thumb/pen drive.

Use your product number during the install.

How to Reinstall Windows XP from a Flash Drive
http://www.ehow.com/how_5021717_rei...
http://www.techtipsgeek.com/install...
http://www.techtipsgeek.com/install...
http://liliputing.com/2008/04/insta...

Installing Windows XP From the i386 Folder or Flash Drive Tutorial
http://frenchge.hubpages.com/hub/In...

How To Boot From A USB Flash Drive
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm
Illustrated walk-through: Creating a bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP
http://www.techrepublic.com/article...
http://www.easydesksoftware.com/new...

Bootable USB Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 Maker
http://www.4shared.com/get/BeVc8dO4...
http://is.gd/fKfei1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k4I...
Installing Microsoft Windows XP from usb device (usb-stick, usb-hdd, SD card) simpler method
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/windowsxpusb

How to install Windows XP on a Netbook using a USB flash drive
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic160...

How to Make I386 Files Bootable
http://www.ehow.com/how_7197128_mak...

WinToFlash
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
Easiest way to install Windows with a USB flash drive.
http://liliputing.com/2009/08/easie...

PeToUSB
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=pet...


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#2
May 14, 2013 at 16:02:32
ok I have the recovery/boot disc and xp reinstallation disc the produc tag from microsoft is unreadable there is a tag on inside of cover with a no on it would that be an aditional produc code tag?

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#3
May 14, 2013 at 16:19:11
Use spell check & write clearer please, had to read it 3 times trying to understand what you said.

"would that be an aditional produc code tag?"
What are the numbers?


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#4
May 14, 2013 at 20:11:35
ok tried the flash drive with the i386 files but can not get the new drive to read or recognize the flash drive nor can I get in to my bios or boot menus on initial screen it is seeing the new hard drive but that's as far as it goes. would it be possible to link my mini to my other computer and go about the re installation that way?

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#5
May 14, 2013 at 20:15:33
sorry about that the label is on back of my cover over the hard drive chip and ram and it is AP054000500 YQSN A00 08CO

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#6
May 14, 2013 at 22:27:33
"t is AP054000500 YQSN A00 08CO"
No, that's not the product number.

We certainly can do something with the i386, providing it is the right one.
What size is it?

"nor can I get in to my bios"
we do need to get into the bios.
What key are you pressing to Enter?
Is it asking for a password?


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#7
May 14, 2013 at 22:32:59
Another thought, the Product number is usually on the front or rear cover of the manual.

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#8
May 14, 2013 at 22:42:52
Ok well I didn't get the manual when I got it the laptop was used.
and I am pressing 2 it just goes to the blank screen and cursor and no it is not asking for a password
dell says that with this laptop I don't need a product key
It is the right one for the i386 I double checked on that its the right xp operating system
the original solid state drive on this was a 8gb but the new one is a 16gb the old one was dead, at least that is what I was told. when first started up I would get the message that it couldn't find the operating system and it wouldn't give the system info on the system before booting to windows it never got that far

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#9
May 14, 2013 at 22:52:52
I've been googling your bios setup & all I can think of is you are not toggling the 2 key early enough.

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#10
May 14, 2013 at 22:54:41
"was dead, at least that is what I was told"
I wouldn't throw it out.

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#11
May 14, 2013 at 23:06:59
"dell says that with this laptop I don't need a product key"
According for the manual I downloaded, you may have had Linux installed on the original install, no Product number needed.
XP needs a Product number.

Manual
http://www.seanliming.com/Docs/Arti...
Specs on Linux version.
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/dell-in...
http://www.notebookreview.com/defau...


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#12
May 15, 2013 at 00:09:20
thats what I thought and it definitely had XP when it crashed and as the original install and I am definitely not throwing out the old drive
I will keep trying on the 2 key to get in to the bios I have never had this much trouble getting in to the bios before and I should still be able to access it.
It is frustrating

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#13
May 15, 2013 at 00:27:41
Maybe this applies.

In case anyone has missed it, the latest releases of the BIOS firmware for the Inspiron Mini 9 do now have F11 / F12 functionality (starting from bios revision A01)

They have been mapped to:

Fn + Z = F11

Fn + X = F12

Current BIOS release A02 is here:


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#14
May 15, 2013 at 00:30:20
"thats what I thought and it definitely had XP when it crashed and as the original install and I am definitely not throwing out the old drive"

How to revive your Dell Mini 9 failed Mini PCIe SSD disk
http://punj-technology.blogspot.com...


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#15
May 15, 2013 at 09:32:06
You can't just copy the contents of the XP disk to USB flash drive & then boot off it. The USB device has to be made bootable. Plus you'll have to enter the BIOS & set USB as the 1st boot device. Not only that but XP won't even recognize the SSD/SATA drive without either changing the SATA setting in the BIOS to IDE mode or slipstreaming the SATA drivers into the XP installation files.

http://wintoflash.com/home/en/


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#16
May 15, 2013 at 18:37:26
If you use a Dell XP CD you do not need the license on the bottom. Dell uses SLP. I do not know exactly what it means but it's a product key tied to your BIOS. When you use a Dell XP disk on a Dell PC it is activated. If you use a Dell XP CD that is a non Dell PC then you need a valid OEM License. Dell usually has one key for each OS or maybe there is more than one but you get what I am saying. XP Home had a set of keys Xp Pro had a set of keys Vista Win 7 ETC.
BTW If you are using an OEM version non Dell then you will need the key on the bottom. Sorry to hear it is faded. I have the same problem on my desktop but my Dell laptop the C.O.A sticker with the License is under the battery.

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#17
May 17, 2013 at 15:04:22
dell has offered a 30 warranty for 59$s and will send me a flash drive with the op system and stuff on it.. Is there a way to clone the hard drive that I could see about? and if so by what company? I just can not get in to my bios at all

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#18
May 17, 2013 at 15:14:24
"Is there a way to clone the hard drive"

Remove the hard drive & attach it to a PC using an adapter. No need to bolt it into the PC.

Your computer shop should carry. Very cheap.
Notebook / Laptop Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")
http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?c...
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...


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#19
May 17, 2013 at 22:33:26
ok if all else fails I will do that thanks

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