• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1331
  • Last Modified:

ihow do i reinstall windows xp on a dell d430 that doesn't have a cdrom drive

I'm trying to reinstall xp on a dell d430 that doesn't have a cdrom drive. I have an extra laptop and a flash drive. Simple solution please.
2 Solutions
The most simple solution would be to purchase/borrow a cd drive - either internal or external. There are other solutions you can do without doing this though.
One option is to install XP from a flash drive. It is not a very simple process, but it does work. You can get a lot of information form the sticky posts at this forums:
I hope this information helps. Good luck.
Check in system partition see if there is recovery partition there? if so, you might need that to reinstall system back to manufacturing date.

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now