Vista 32 Bit OS help for Dell Inspiron 1721

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Timwolve, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    My Inspiron 1721 vista is being very buggy.. i want to do a fresh instal but i cant due to not having the recovery disk.. let alone driver disk.. so what can i do?

    I have the vistas key and everything.. isent there a way Microsoft would just let you download it or something?

    I know Dell has replacement diskes.. or did at one point But i dont have the funds on me..
    and i thought they were just for drivers and apps..

    I need to get this laptop fixed.. so please if anyone can help with advice.. Or even better, donate a Dell Inspiron 1721 recovery disk or something that would be great
     
  2. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    whats an ISO? o.o see im still learning on the newer things :/
     
  3. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    also like i sead i dont have any vista OEM disk for this dell :( so im kinda screwed hence why im seeing if anyone can help me on here
     
  4. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    well goodnews i found that factory image thing However when it trys to reformate at the middle of it an error appears.. No words or anything just a thing that says error then the Okay butten.. :/ it wont reformat so what else can i do?
     
  5. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    Not really not besides the error has no words Nothing its just a small box with a large red thing like a stop sign sept theres a big white X inside of it and below that is a butten that says Ok thats it.. and for the tittle bar ontop of the box it just says ERROR

    thats it :/ happens each time i try to reformat with the factory image thing
     
  6. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    #6 Timwolve, Dec 20, 2010
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    figured that out so where do i find the ISO on there o.o
     
  7. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ Timewolve, normally dell recovery disks are free.
     
  8. Netrunner

    Netrunner MDL Novice

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    great thx, I need 5 posts xD
     
  9. Timwolve

    Timwolve MDL Novice

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    really? o.o where D:
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    You contact dell support. If your computer came with install disks your are entitled to one replacement set if you happen to misplace or lose them.