installing software on a new hardri

Dell / Inspiron 2650
March 18, 2009 at 11:28:09
Specs: Windows XP
have a inspiron 2650 dell laptop. My harddrive crashed on me and now I installed a new one. I put the operating cd in and ran that. Will I have to go thru and install and the driver cd and utilites cd also. and also my touch pad mouse is not working and when I tried connecting a regular mouse that doesn't work either. please help.

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March 18, 2009 at 11:33:54
Go to Dell's Support Site and enter the ST of your computer. Start with the chipset drivers, and then install others as needed.


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March 18, 2009 at 11:35:03
yes, you have to install the drivers and the chipset drivers. That's why your touchpad isn't working.

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March 18, 2009 at 11:42:19
For a new harddrive, the first thing to do is to format it.
How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP

How to install or upgrade to Windows XP

You can do anything with your keyboard, like a mouse.

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