The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs that are installed on
your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows unless a Dell technical support
representative instructs you to do so.
1 Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2 Insert the Operating System media.
3 Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears.
4 Restart the computer.
When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop, then shut down your
computer and try again.
next start-up, the computer boots according to the devices specified in the
system setup program.
5 When the boot device list appears, highlight CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive,
and then press <Enter>.
6 Press any key to Boot from CD-ROM.
7 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
You cannot reinstall Dell MediaDirect if you voluntarily reformat the hard
drive. You need the installation software to reinstall Dell MediaDirect. See
"Contacting Dell" on page 203.
The Operating System media provides options for reinstalling Windows.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue
The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the