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#1 killer_kyle

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 11:18 PM

Hi evryone

I need help on how to reformat my hard drive on Windows XP.

From what I understand, you just put in you Windows CD, then boot from that disc, and then.....????

I'm really certain how it works.

I dont have many files that need to be backed up, but the ones I need (Music, Pictures, few Word docs) are already stored on my USB storage thing.

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 11:30 PM

You may have to insert the CD & restart the computer.
Or not.
Stick it in & see.

When the install window appears choose a repair or full install.

Full install replaces Windows & you lose stuff you added.
Repair install replaces Windows but keeps stuff you added.

A recovery CD restores the computer to factory specs if you choose full install.

Edited by medab1, 13 July 2006 - 11:30 PM.

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Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


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Posted 14 July 2006 - 01:19 AM

Cool, Thanks.

Sounds pretty easy, hope its that easy =p

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 01:49 AM

Reformatting Windows XP by (wng_z3r0)

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:53 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks, that guide is perfect!

After some assistance from Rawe, I have found I will not need to be reformatting! :flowers: YAY!

I bookmarked it though, just in case.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:48 AM

Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;310353




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