Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:16 PM
I have determined that my HP has registry errors and I need to start clean. I did a HP system recovery taking it back to OEM configuration of SP2 but was unable to do MS updates to SP3 nor reload my kaspersky. OE won't start either.
The HDD is partitioned into C: and D: drives. So I need to do following:
1) delete the D: partition
2) reload XP
I do not have a OEM XP disk, but I do have a CD of the ISO.
How should I go about doing a reinstall? Do I reformat the HDD and load off the ISO CD, and would my SP2 Key work upon reload of SP3? Or do I try a MS recovery from the start up options and not worry about reformatting the HDD?
My user data is backed up to a portable, so I'm not worried about data loss.