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how to wipe my XP home


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#1 dloven1

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:38 PM

without any software, of course, I am having trouble. Last hoop is that the volume is locked/in use. I just want to wipe it and reinstall the original OS disk, had no idea it would be this hard.I am using command prompts and don't know how really, thought I could just ask it to format C...too many hoops to jump through...could I get just a list of step to use?thanks
win XP home circa 2003, I have saved everything I want to save, now I just want to wipe it clean and start over, using it just for music and storage

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:21 PM

System manufacturer and model?

The method of reinstalling Windows depends on several things...the most important being whether the user has a Genuine MS XP install CD...or is using recovery/restore mechanisms.

Not all disks are created equal.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for the reply, Its an old Dell,I got it done! I had help from work,I was just missing the the "hit any key" part and without that I couldn't get to the right screen.Just in time!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:02 AM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :).

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