Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

I need to do a complete reinstallation of the XP operating system on my Dell e310 , where can I purchase a cd to do this ?? I did not get a recovery disk when I purchased this unit .This means reformatting the hard drive , loading XP and also installing necessary drivers . Thanking you , Ron Marie


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Using Dell™ PC Restore by Symantec
\015\012NOTE: Dell PC Restore is not available in all countries.
\015\012Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
\015\012Any programs or files added since you received your computer—including data files—are
\015\012permanently deleted from the hard drive. Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail
\015\012messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC
\015\012Restore.
\015\012NOTICE: Using PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications
\015\012or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using PC
\015\012Restore.
\015\012To use PC Restore:
\015\0121 Turn on the computer and watch the keyboard status lights.
\015\0122 Immediately upon seeing the lights flash, press <Ctrl><F11>.
\015\012If you do not press <Ctrl><F11> in time, let the computer finish restarting, and then
\015\012restart the computer again.
\015\012NOTICE: If you do not want to proceed with PC Restore, click Reboot in the following step.
\015\0123 On the next screen that appears, click Restore.
\015\0124 On the next screen, click Confirm.
\015\012The restore process takes approximately 6–10 minutes to complete.
\015\0125 When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer.
\015\012NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot.
\015\0126 When prompted, click Yes.
\015\012The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the
\015\012screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that
\015\012appeared the first time the computer was turned on.
\015\0127 Click Next.
\015\012The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.
\015\0128 After the computer restarts, click OK.
Hello, you will need to visit a computer store in your location and ask them for the latest operating system on xp you want.
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