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How to reinstall XP on Netbook (no CD drive)?

Dell Inspiron mini 10v netbook customiza...
April 25, 2010 at 07:40:16
Specs: Windows xp
My operating system has crashed and will not start in safe mode etc.I have the xp disk to reinstall but no drive to do it.Is it possible to connect to another laptop and use the drive off that one to install, please help.

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April 25, 2010 at 08:54:59
Some, but not all,10v netbooks have a recovery partition - no
idea why some don't, but try pressing F8 on boot and look for the
Dell recovery option. If it isn't there then your best option is to
see if you can beg/borrow a USB external DVD drive.

Oh, & in answer to your original question, there's no way to piggy-back another laptop's optical drive onto it I'm afraid.

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April 25, 2010 at 09:15:09
If it has USB and the machine will boot from it:

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