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Old 08-27-2005, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Going to reload windows, best way?

I need to reload windows on my comp, have the windows xp disc and number.

How should I do this?

go into dos and dont you do like /format or something?? best way to do this guys?


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Old 08-27-2005, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Enter bios by pressing F2 or Delete at startup, before the OS loads.

Look for "Boot Device Priority/Configuration"

Set it to 1st boot device as "CD Drive" Set 2nd to "Hard Drive"

Now insert the CD, reboot, and press any key when it asks.

Once you are in, follow directions, delete and re-create a partion, and format it in NTFS (Quick).

Now restart, go back into BIOS, and change boot device to 1st as Hard Drive, and 2nd as CD Drive. Now once again, restart, and it should automatically take you to OS setup.
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