I have two Dell E510s, my original (this one) has some problems so I need to do a complete reinstall of XP but I couldn’t get the recovery discs since it was so old. FWIW It does not accept any new drivers for the printer, mouse or anything else. I bought another one off Ebay that had the recovery discs for $27 which should solve that problem. So I figured I would restore the one I just bought so that I would be the administrator and to practice before doing this one. I googled how to do it and came up with two conflicting ways. First I booted the system then tried to load the CD but it said I needed to reboot with the CD installed. So I tried that and it didn’t do anything other than power up.
What am I missing???