how do i reboot my dell dimension 3100 without a disc

April 16, 2013 at 03:18:48
Specs: Windows XP
can i have help to reboot my computer dimension 3100 without a disc please my computer is second hand and is running very slow cant play games or anything

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#1
April 16, 2013 at 05:58:58
I suspect you really mean you want to format & reinstall the operating system.
The term "reboot" is generally taken to mean a simple shut-down and re-start.
Unless your system has a recovery partition there is no way to re-install the operating system without an install disk. In the absence of any detailed specifications we can only guess why it may be running slow. In standard trim that system came with a P4 3ghz hyperthreading processor and only 512mb ram. Unless more ram has been added that is possibly a source of perceived slowness. You haven't mentioned what games you are trying to run. Most modern titles won't run on that processor. they require a multi-core and a lot more ram as well as better graphics.

So to renew the operating system you will probably need to get hold of a Dell version of XP MCE ( Media Centre Edition) and you will need to retrieve your licence key unless it is on a sticker attached to the case. Magic Jellybean is one program that is useful for retrieving licence keys. Post back with detailed system specifications.

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#2
April 16, 2013 at 12:29:48
"The term "reboot" is generally taken to mean a simple shut-down and re-start"

It has no other meaning.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
April 16, 2013 at 14:21:09
Your Dell should have a recovery partition. So, when you turn on your computer you will see the Dell splash screen, just after that screen goes away, tap the (CTRL+F11) keys. I like to just hold the CTRL key and tap the F11 key as it seems to do the trick.

This should load your recovery software, just follow the prompts to restore your computer.

Hope this helps.


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