Why has Dell stop making back-up disks. If their initial set-up is faulty, how are we supposed to get over faults. telepathy? It's a cheapskate attitude. My dell has NAV as web security: trouble is as soon as I want to use Win 2003XP Pro up it pops and massacres the Winword prog. It stays as a greyed out square. Dell has not yer condescended to reply. So watch it boyos (and ladies). If any one knows of a way out of uninstall/install w.o. disks, let me know, please. I'm in a right quandry. Thanks. Piotr57
Not quite on right track. if you use dell's way, you have to back up ALL your main sector disk or bits you want, as process with untried CD-Dell Revival, let's call it, is untested and I don't trust Dell after they have taken my money and never reply! Thanks for trying. (I could of course re-sector my HD into 2 or 3 HD-partitions which might help. That's the easiest way to find out.) Thanks again for your help.
Sorry Piot57, I don't understand what you mean. I created a Windows XP Home SP2 CD, in the way suggested by BurrWalnut, when I got my new computer. I don't see that this is any different from any installation/backup CD supplied by most computer manufacturers. This is not duplicating the initial setup - that is on a separate partition on the HDD.
Have you tried uninstalling NAV, if you think that this is causing the problem?
I must add that I'm very pleased with my new Dell Dimension.
I don't see that it makes any difference to MS. The disk is still available. If it is duplicated, then it won't be verified.
My point is that Dell provide the facility to create a Windows XP CD. Personally, I don't see the difference between providing a CD and giving the facility to create one. The process was very painless and, as far as I can see, the CD is no different from an original.