Dell Dimension 4100 Recovery Disk?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Jay, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    I have an associate that needs to wipe the HD on her Dell Dimension 4100.
    Her son used the PC for misc. internet activities and it's now infested with
    a multitude of ad ware, spy ware and etc. The easiest solution would
    seemingly be to wipe the PC and begin fresh. Does Dell provide a recovery
    disk or are there published instructions for HD formatting and software
    reinstallation for this particular Dell desktop? She has a variety of CDs
    that shipped with the PC. However, they seem piecemeal at best. One is an
    Win ME reinstall disk. The remainder of the Dell provided CDs are not
    particularly well labeled and no particular sequence of installation seems
    to be available. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jay
    Jay, Jan 16, 2004
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    Mercury Guest

    No recovery disk is provided for the 4100. You would need to reformat; use
    the WinME OS disk to reinstall the operating system, install the necessary
    drivers from the appropriate CD if they are not on the OS disk and then
    reinstall any desired programs from the CDs provided by Dell.
    Mercury, Jan 16, 2004
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  3. Jay

    WSZsr Guest

    A manual came with the computer. It includes step-by-step instructions for
    WSZsr, Jan 16, 2004
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    Tom Swift Guest

    Tom Swift, Jan 16, 2004
  5. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Thanks ! Exactly the info I was looking for - much appreciated !
    Jay, Jan 16, 2004
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    Tom Swift Guest

    My pleasure. Dell's online technical support is really very good. In
    particular, the Community Forums are excellent.

    Tom Swift
    Tom Swift, Jan 16, 2004
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    Bob Levine Guest

    If you're going to go to all the trouble of reinstalling the ME, I'd
    strongly encourage you to buy the XP upgrade and install that instead.

    Just my $0.02,

    Bob Levine, Jan 17, 2004
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