Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer ?

Can you help i need some fairly simple instructions on how to erase and re enstall my computer memory.

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I guess you would like to start with a fresh install of windows. Start with a clean slate. If that is the objective,get hold of your operating system CD. And also all the Driver CD's that came with whatever peripherals (webcam, printer, Sound card etc) you may have purchased together with the computer or later. Copy all required data like personal files, photos etc to DVD. Because, this process of formating is for most purposes, irreversible.
Most chances are that your computer is booting directly from the Hard disk. This has to be changed to boot from the CD Drive. Not a big problem. when the computer boots, keep pressing Del or F1 or F2 or whatever key that lets you go into the BIOS. If you pay close attention and read the screens while the boot process is done, it will tell you which is the key to press to go into BIOS.
Once in BIOS, you will see a few tabs. Here things may differ from PC to PC. So you have to read through it and find the area where the boot sequence is mentioned. Using Page up or page down get the system to boot from CD drive. (how to change the sequence will also be mentioned in a small text box) Slowly read through all info and pages. Once you have changed the sequence save and exit. Try not to change any other settings. put the operating system CD in the tray close and reboot.when the system starts, it boots from the CD and give you a few options. Choose fresh install and install to C drive. If it says there is a windows already there, chose to over right it. when it comes to partition, create partitions if you want them and opt for full format. Accept the next screens and wait till the installation is complete.
Once this done, you can install, office pack, browsers and whatever programs you need. Good luck.
Here is what you do, Boot up on your XP DVD then follow instructions until you get to format the drive, do a Full NTFS format, NOT quick, Then carry on and completely re-install your operating system. There your done.
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