Re-Installing XP

November 30, 2007

Configure to boot to the CD-ROM, DVD- ROM

  1. Insert a WinXP CD into your CD or DVD drive
  2. Restart the system, when the Dell logo screen appears, press the CTRL+ALT+F8 key several times to enter the Boot Menu. * If you wait too long and the operating system begins to load into memory, let the system complete the load operation. Then restart the computer and try again.
  3. Select Option for “ATAPI” CD-ROM or “IDE”CD-ROM and press Enter
  4. The system will restart in 2 seconds time.

Begin the Windows XP Setup Process

  1. The following message appears for 5 seconds on left top corner: Press any key to boot from the CD.
  2. Press the <Spacebar> to boot to the Windows XP CD.
    The Windows XP Setup screen appears.
  3. Press the <Enter> key to setup Windows.


The Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen appears.

  1. Press the <F8> key to accept the license agreement.

If you have a copy of windows XP preinstalled earlier, setup will try to search for that copy and intend to prompt to Repair.

To Repair, press R

To continue install a fresh copy of windows XP without repairing, press Esc

C:\Windows ” Microsoft Windows XP Professional “

In order to install a fresh copy of XP, press Esc

 

The partitioning screen appears.

9. If the hard drive is already partitioned (this is most common), press the <Enter> key to continue.

If the hard drive partitions are not listed or detected, you will need to create a partition on the hard drive. Press the <C> key and then follow the on-screen prompts to create a partition. If you are unsure which settings to select, you may want to use the default selections that are displayed.

  1. If your hard drive already contains a copy of a Windows operating system, a Caution screen appears. Press the <C> key to continue.
    The format options screen appears.

11. You have several options to select from to format your hard drive:


Recommends that you select the first option, Format the partition using the NTFS file system.

  1. Press the <Down Arrow> key to select the option that you want and then press the <Enter> key.
    The Caution screen appears if you select to format the hard drive.
  2. Press the <F> key to format the hard drive.
    The setup program will now copy files to your system. This will take several minutes, please wait. After the files have been copied, a message appears and notifies you that the computer will be restarted.
  3. Press the <Enter> key to restart the computer or a timer will count down and restart the computer automatically.
    When the computer restarts, the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.

Note: Do not press any keys when this message appears and allow the operating system to load.

15. The Windows XP Setup window appears. Many devices will be detected during this process. This will take several minutes, please wait. Once this process is completed, the Regional and Language Options window appears. (Choose English (United Stated)

  1. Click Next.
    The Personalize Your Software window appears.
  2. In the Name: field, type your name. Optionally, you may type your organization’s name into the Organization: field.
  3. Click Next.
    If you are installing Windows XP Home Edition: The What’s your computer’s name window appears.If you are installing Windows XP Professional: The Computer Name and Administrator Password window appears.

  4. If you are installing Windows XP Home Edition, click Next to accept the default selection.If you are installing Windows XP Professional, type a name for this computer in the Computer Name: field (or you may accept the default). Type a password in the Administrator Password: field and then type the same password in the Confirm Password: field. Click Next to continue.

If you have a modem installed in your computer, you may be prompted to type the area code for your location.

  1. The Date and Time Settings window appears.
  2. Click to select the appropriate time zone for your location from the Time Zone field and then click Next.
  3. Networking Setting screen will appear. Choose default which is Typical settings and then click Next.
  4. Depending upon your network configuration, you may be prompted for additional information regarding your network card (such as the domain name and workgroup name). If you are unsure of these settings, contact your Network Administrator or accept the default selections.
    After all hardware has been detected and the files have been copied to the hard drive, the system will restart. When the computer restarts, the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.

Do not press any keys when this message appears and allow the operating system to load.

  1. Once the Desktop appears, eject the Windows XP from the CD or DVD drive.
    You may be prompted for user information.
  2. Type the name of any additional users that will be using the computer and then click Next to continue.
  3. WinXP is finish installing on your system

Windows XP provides native driver support for many hardware devices that may be installed on your computer. These devices may not require updates or driver installations; however, for optimal performance we recommend you install the most current drivers available for your system.

Install the Drivers and Utilities CD

NOTE

NOTE:

If the Drivers and Utilities CD has already been installed, go directly to the Install the 800 Series Integrated Chipset Drivers section.

1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
The ResourceCD Installation window appears.

2. Click the OK button.
The Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard window appears.

3. Click the Next button.
The InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears.

4. Click the Finish button.

Return to Overview


Install the 800 Series Integrated Chipset Drivers

1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into the CD drive.
The message Welcome Dell System Owner appears.

2. Click the Next button.
The Search Criteria menu appears.

3. Click to select Dimension 4500 from the System Model menu.

4. Click to select Windows XP from the Operating System menu.

5. Click to select Drivers from the Topic menu.
A list of available Intel drivers under System Drivers appears.

6. Click Intel 800 Series Integrated Chipset.

7. Click the Extract button.
The Chip Set:Intel 800 Series Integrated Chipset window appears.

8. Click the Continue button.
The message Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to appears.

9. Click the OK button.
The message Folder ‘C:\dell\Drivers\R41334’ does not exist. Do you want to create it? appears.

NOTE

NOTE:

If the application has already been installed, the message Folder ‘C:\dell\Drivers\R41334’ already exists. Do you want to overwrite it? will appear. If so, click on the Yes to All button.

10. Click the Yes button.
The message All files were successfully unzipped appears.

11. Click the OK button.
The Intel Chipset INF window appears.

12. Click the Install Now button.
The message Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer? appears.

13. Click the Open button.
The Setup window appears.

14. Click the Next button.
The License Agreement message appears.

15. Click the Yes button.
The Readme Information message appears.

16. Click the Next button.
The InstallShield Wizard Complete message appears.

17. Click the Finish button.
The system will now restart.

Extract the Driver

1. Insert your Drivers and Utilities CD into the CD drive.
The message Welcome Dell System Owner appears.

2. Click the Next button.
The Search Criteria menu appears.

3. Click to select Dimension 4500 from the System Model menu.

4. Click to select Windows XP from the Operating System menu.

5. Click to select Drivers from the Topic menu.
A list of available Controller Drivers appears.

6. Click Intel® ICH4 USB 2.0.

7. Scroll down and click the Extract button.
The Chip Set:Intel ICH4 USB 2.0 window appears.

8. Click the Continue button.
The message Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to appears.

9. Click the OK button to accept the default directory C:\dell\Drivers\R41331\.
The message Folder ‘C:\dell\Drivers\R41331’ does not exist. Do you want to create it? appears.

NOTE

NOTE:

If the application was already installed the message Folder ‘C:\dell\Drivers\R41331’ already exists. Do you want to overwrite it? will appear. If so, click on the Yes to All button.

10. Click the Yes button.
The message All files were successfully unzipped appears.

11. Click the OK button.
The README window with the message Microsoft USB 2.0 Driver for Windows XP appears.

12. Click the Red X on the top right corner to close this window.

NOTE

NOTE:

The instructions that were on README window are provided below. It is extremely important to run all of the steps to properly install the driver. Go to the next section Update the USB Controller.

Return to Overview


Update the USB Controller

1. Click on the Start button and right click on My Computer.
A drop down menu will appear.

2. Click to select Properties.
The System Properties window appears.

3. Click the Hardware tab.

4. Click the Device Manager button.
The Device Manager window appears.

5. Locate and Right Click on Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller with the yellow question mark next to it.
A drop down menu will appear.

6. Click to select Update Driver.
The Hardware Update Wizard window appears.

7. Click to select Install from a list of specific location (Advanced) and click the Next button.
The message Please choose your search and installation options appears.

8. Click to uncheck Search removable media and click to check Include this location in the search.

9. Type in the directory C:\dell\Drivers\R41331\EHCI Package.

10. Click the Next button.
The message Completing the Hardware Update Wizard appears.

11. Click the Finish button.
Click the Red X on the top right of the Device Manager window to close it.

NOTE

NOTE:

It is extremely important to run all of the steps to properly install the driver. Go to the next section Run the Windows XP Update.

Install the NVIDIA 64MB DDR nVidia GeForce4 MX Graphics Card w/TV-Out Drivers

1. Insert the Driver and Utilities CD into the CD drive.
The message Welcome Dell System Owner appears.

2. Click the Next button.
The Search Criteria menu appears.

3. Click to select Dimension 4500 from the System Model menu.

4. Click to select Windows XP from the Operating System menu.

5. Click to select Drivers from the Topic menu.
A list of available video drivers under Video appears.

6. Click to select NVIDIA 64MB DDR GeForce4 MX w/TV Out.

7. Click the Extract button.
The message Video:64MB DDR GeForce4 MX w/TV Out Driver appears.

8. Click the Continue button.
The message Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to appears.

9. Click the OK button, to select the directory C:\dell\Drivers\R41939\.
The message Folder ‘C:\dell\Drivers\R41939’ does not exist. Do you want to create it? appears.

NOTE

NOTE:

If the application has already been installed, the message Folder ‘C:\dell\Drivers\R41939’ already exists. Do you want to overwrite it? will appear. If so, click the Yes to All button.

10. Click the Yes button.
The message All files were successfully unzipped appears.

11. Click the OK button.
The InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears.

12. Click to select Yes, I want to restart my computer now.

13. Remove the Drivers and Utilities CD from the CD drive.

14. Click the Next button.
The system will now restart.

Install the Creative SoundBlaster Live! Drivers

  1. Insert the SoundBlaster Live! CD into the CD drive.
    The Software License Agreement window appears.

2. Click the Yes button.
The Destination Directory window appears.

3. Click the Next button.
The Setup Options window appears.

4. Click the Full Installation button.
The Installation Information window appears.

5. Click the Next button.
The Speakers Preset Setup window appears.

6. Select the number of speakers you have (the default selection is 2) and click the Next button.
The Setup Completed window appears.

7. Click the Finish button.

NOTE

NOTE:

If you’re prompted to restart the computer, do so.

Install the Modem Drivers

1. Locate the Drivers and Utilities CD for the modem that shipped with your system. The CD will have the modem part number (1K636) printed on the left side of the disk.

2. Verify that the modem is attached directly to a functioning phone jack.

3. Insert the CD into the CD drive. The CD should auto-run.
The Select a Language window appears.

4. Click to select English.

5. Click to select Utilities.

6. Click to select Modem Drivers.

7. Click to select Windows XP.

NOTE

NOTE:

Windows XP indicates that new hardware is found and that the device is ready for use.

8. Click the X button in the lower right-hand corner to close the window.

 

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