This is a little off topic, but I just reformatted my laptop as well with the Dell reinstallation disks yesterday, after trying 2x, it seems at the end of the windows installation it seemed to want to install all the bloatware back on from the OS disk, soon as the initial boot up from the windows install, it gave me a "Please wait, This may take 30 minutes." flashing message. I let it run through the first time and when it was done all the bloatware was back on my system. the second time I tried it, I took the out CD before the initial boot, the message came back and it was looking for the reinstallation disk. I just recently received the disks last month. Luckily I a windows MCE, OEM original disk so I used that and that seemed to work well. Has anyone else have this happened to them?
post #21 of 30
8/21/06 at 11:34am