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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:41 AM

I have recently stuffed up my laptop, and I would like to reinstall it, since there are not many important things in my laptop. I am current using an Asus laptop, can anyone please tell me how to do a clean install on windows xp pro? thx

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:04 AM

It depends what disc(s) you have for it.
Is it a 'proper' Microsoft Windows CD, or is it a manufacturer's CD labelled "Recovery"? The procedure is different according to which type of CD it is. There's even a third possiblity -- no CDs at all -- the recovery files are on the hard disk in a hidden partition and you run the recovery process by selecting "Start Recovery Process" (or some similar wording) from Start->All Programs->Packard Bell->Recovery (that's just an example from a Packard Bell laptop my daughter has).
In this last example, if Windows won't start (so you can't select Recovery from Start->All Programs) the Recovery option should appear automatically when you power up.

If you can tell us what discs you have, if any, we can help you further.

Edited by pip22, 10 February 2007 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:30 AM

What make laptop is it? Is it still under warranty?

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 06:10 PM

It's a proper microsoft disc, still in seal. and my laptop is still under warrenty, but I would like to reinstall it myself.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:52 AM

Clean Install Windows XP
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 02:58 AM

do I also have to put the driver cd that came from the box with my laptop? and which disc first? windows xp or the asus driver?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:03 AM

Install Windows first with the XP CD, then update your drivers. There is an excellent discussion in the Tweaking Companion.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:01 AM

thanks for the help!!




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