Having problems with your Dell Latitude C640 Notebook ?

Re-install windows my computer has been crashed to the point of no return, so i planned to do a fresh install of XP. However, my cd drive is not funtioning. I had hoped to use an external cd drive instead, but it there is apparently no option to do so without booting windows (which doesn't work). Any help? I have no desire to replace the cd drive, so a workaround would be preferred.


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I have a dell laptop model vostro 1500 which is in a problem.my laptop is running vth windows vista home basic the os windows vista was corrupted and i am unable to get the windows normally so i had decided to format my laptop can any one suggests me the process of formatting or reinstallation
Hi,\015\012\015\012Based on your post/description:\015\0121. can't boot nor install from HD;\015\0122. can't boot nor install from CD; and\015\0123. you prefer not to boot nor install from USB as suggested by ALewis.\015\012\015\012A possible way is to physically remove your HD from the laptop, connect it to a 2.5 hdd enclosure with USB, hook it up to a 2nd PC and do the partition, format and make it bootable. Thereafter you have to copy the Windows installation files to it. Reinstall to your Dell and if no other issues should boot straight out. Please note that you might have to format it FAT32.\015\012\015\012Though I must point out that using a bootable flashdrive (with the installation files) in the USB (as per ALewis post) is less effort and time.\015\012\015\012Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information.\015\012\015\012Good luck and kind regards.
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