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#1 tittles

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

i kinda messed up on the backup part.
i still have programs and stuff from my old windows profile but the new one should be empty(i expect it to be like factory settings)

i still have the game client steam and many other software like malware bytes and etc
what was weird was when when steam was updating,the files went onto desktop and during the startup of steam it seemed like desktop crashed a lil,this went for some other files too.

oh and it says my D drive is full

i just want my windows like factory settings but without loosing any drivers that connect to internet :/


can i just delete all the files that dont seem important,is there a program i can use to help?

under documents and settings i have 12 different users;justin,default user,administrator and etc


to be honest,this is just really confusing for me and im having a hard time conducting myself to write this and figure out whats going,ive been lurking on these forums for a while and it seems like you guys are best at what you do,all the other guys ive seen on google like major geeks and other tech forums got nothing on this place.
i need someone with better knowledge to give me instructions and if u dont understand something or need something from me just say so please.

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#2 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Sounds pretty messy. I would start over and find the drivers.

If you are bent on saving the installation, the 1st thing is to make some space on that drive.
Do you have a C and D drive?

Do a search on the whole computer, then sort by size, and delete really big files that you are sure you don't need. (movies, isos for example).

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:36 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Did you follow the directions provided by the system manufacturer...for doing a restore-to-factory-defaults?

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:25 PM

Sounds pretty messy. I would start over and find the drivers.

If you are bent on saving the installation, the 1st thing is to make some space on that drive.
Do you have a C and D drive?

Do a search on the whole computer, then sort by size, and delete really big files that you are sure you don't need. (movies, isos for example).



yeah i have a C and D drive.

i sorted and deleted some stuff...alot of its random.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:46 PM

It appears that you did a repair install, which does not get rid of files and installed programs. It also gets rid of your Windows updates.
When you do the recovery boot from the XP CD disc, there has to be an option to return to factory setup or to repair the installation.
You can try again, but this time choose to install a new fresh copy of XP onto your C drive/partition. Leave D partition alone.

I am assuming that your XP installation is on the C drive, and not D, but that may not be the case.

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