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Windows 7: Trying to wipe HD in Dell XPS 8500

17 Dec 2014   #11
northstar999

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Format c: on xps 8500?

I regularly reimage my pc to get rid of viruses,etc. I thought it would be easy on my dell xps 8500 with and a ssd drive. No!
I killed the machine so it wont work anymore
I originally put in the windows 7 disk and set the pc to boot from the dvd drive then the hdd but it complains it needs drivers. I am in a state of confusion as to what to do? I know i have to provide step by step info but given this thing uses an ssd to speed up the windows 7 reboot maybe i got into no man's land with this idea of reimaging it?

Does anyone have any ideas as how to proceed at this point?
Here is what i know:

You cant put in the original dell windows 7 dvd and boot from it. It complains it cant find any drives and needs drivers.


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17 Dec 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

Calm down. Never seen a machine "killed" by this. The driver error means disk is bad. Start over and follow all steps in post 9. These resolve all issues. Create new install media.
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17 Dec 2014   #13
northstar999

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

You mean the install disk is bad or my hdd is bad?
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17 Dec 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Install disk. Make another exactly as shown in both tutorials.
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