How to Restore a Dell Vostro 200 Computer

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A Dell Vostro 200 computer is an older Dell computer that ships with the Windows XP operating system. Restoring your Vostro computer can be required where system age has caused the PC to slow to a fraction of its original operating speed. This can be accomplished by performing a full reinstallation of the operating system, restoring the computer to factory settings.

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Things you need

  • Windows XP installation CD (that came with the computer)
  • USB drive

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  1. 1

    Insert the USB drive into the computer.

  2. 2

    Copy and paste any important files and folders to the drive, as your hard drive will be erased during the restoration.

  3. 3

    Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer and restart the machine.

  4. 4

    Press any key as the computer loads to boot from CD.

  5. 5

    Follow the onscreen instructions until you reach the Partition Manager.

  6. 6

    Press "D" to delete the existing partition and press "C" to create a new, clean partition.

  7. 7

    Highlight the newly created partition and press "Enter" to reinstall Windows XP.

  8. 8

    Input in your product ID number, computer name and network information when prompted to complete the installation.

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