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re-install xp dell inspiron 3800 no external cd drive

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I have a Dell inspiron 3800 with flopy drive only. It recently had an os problem and now can not get to windows -it keeps rebooting- . So I was trying to reinstall windows xp, but could not get it to recognize the usb external cd-drive.

How can I reinstall or repair windows with flopy and external usb hard drive only. what are the available solutions.

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