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restoring XP after DBAN erase

December 23, 2008 at 18:55:10
Specs: XP, Pentium 4, 4 MB Ram

I used DBAN to erase my computer and I can't get it to boot-up after the erasing. Also, I mis-placed the XP discs. I'd be grateful for any suggestions in restoring the computer. I was trying to set it up to give it away. Thank you.


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#1
December 23, 2008 at 19:06:42

Serious mistake using Dban. It removed the partition that had the Dell recovery image.

Now you will have to come up with an install CD to restore the system.


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#2
December 23, 2008 at 21:12:49

Give it away as-is. Otherwise you will need to find a retail XP CD and install from that.

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#3
December 26, 2008 at 12:20:57

Thanks. I got the XP disc needed but now can't get the PC
to boot up (after DBAN erase). Any suggestions to get install
process going from here are greatly appreciated.

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#4
December 26, 2008 at 12:48:36

Scratch my last post--I got it going. It actually mattered
which of the 2 CD ROMs was being used for Install. Thanks
for the help.

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