sara-ann
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formatting computer

Hi, I don't know if I am on the right forum, so apologies if I'm not.  Maybe someone can direct me to where I would get help with this.

I have formatted the hard disk drive before, with difficulty, because although the picture is centred fine in Windows XP, when in DOS and trying to follow the instructions, the picture is slewed to the left and therefore some of the text on that side is missing.  Is there anything I can do to correct this?

Sara-Ann

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Moderator
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Re: formatting computer

sara-ann,

Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

What picture are you talking about? Do you mean the format screens?

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sara-ann
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Re: formatting computer

Hi Jesse,

I should have said I have a Dimension 8250, it is the screens you see when you use the reinstallation CD.  I have had two blue screens in the last few days and it seems my hard disk drive is "aging or failing" but I thought I would give it one last format.  It is 6 years old now.

Thanks,

Sara-Ann.

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mombodog
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Re: formatting computer

use the controls on the Monitor to center the screen
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X3lectric
2 Iron

Re: formatting computer

6 years old thast  not old thats ok they usually have a 100.000 hours BMTF thats something like 11 years

 

Anyway HDD's now are so cheap they nearly pay you to take them...

Message Edited by X3lectric on 10-26-2008 07:28 PM
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sara-ann
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Re: formatting computer

thanks for replying guys, if I buy a new HDD can I use the Dell reinstallation disk or is it not as simple as that?
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DELL-Larry R
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Re: formatting computer

The Dell OS Reinstallation CD (or DVD) is just a normall Windows install disk, so yes, it would work just fine.  You would need to get all the required drivers for your system from either the Dell Drivers & Utilities (aka Resource) CD or the Dell support website.
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