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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:09 AM
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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:50 AM
Does a reinstall of windows completely erase all my files?
Hi it seems as if a file as become corrupted, and the easiest way would be to do a complete reinstall of windows. unless anyone else has any idea's
Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:51 AM
I don't get any options when turning the computer on. I did try to just hit F8 repeatedly, but it didn't seem to do anything.
Can you boot up in safe mode? Pressing F8 when booting up
Posted 07 July 2005 - 10:02 AM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:18 AM
Thanks, I'll try it when I get a chance. Question though, will the Disc even run since nothing else seems to loading when I turn the computer on?
try and do a repair first, insert the cd xpwindows when it ask you do you want to do a full reinstall or a repair press r first. once it has finished try everything and see if what did not work works now. if it does then you are ok. if not then a full reinstall is the only option. you will keep some folders but it depends how bad they were corrupted. dont forget your anbtivirus when you have finished and spyware.
if you get stuck or it goes ok keep us informed.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:24 AM
Edited by gilmour, 07 July 2005 - 11:25 AM.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:33 AM
Thanks again.. another question though.. and I'm sorry if this may sound stupid, but my computer knowledge is limited.. how can I change my settings to have it boot from the CD if when I turn the computer on, absolutely nothing happens aside from just getting the blank screen?
yes it will run. And that way you can copy everything you need then do a complete reformat. Windows installed on top of windows in not a good thing to have for a long period of time!
Edit, make sure your cd/dvd rom is set to boot. go into your bios(usually F! or esc, and set the drive to boot
Posted 07 July 2005 - 11:41 AM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:10 PM
Okay, I'm going to give it a try when I get home, thanks. Here's to hoping that it'll work and that my hard drive is okay. (I did a back up of all the important files three months ago.. and wouldn't you know it... in the few weeks, had a bunch of important files come in that I didn't and of course really need.)
you have to get into your BIOS, as soon as you turn on the pc hit esc repeatedly if that doesnt work hit F1, one your in there there will be a tab for advanced or boot devices depedning on your BIOS, once in there scroll down to cd/dvd drive you will be putting the XP disc in and set priority to that drive and reboot. If you cant get into your Bios what your going to have to do is open up your case and reset the CMOS, therw will be a small round battery take it out for abour 30 seconds then put it back in and you will be able to get in then!
Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:25 PM
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