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Old 08-21-2005, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My laptop is so messed up that I've decied just to clear it off and start over. How do I go about dooing this?
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1. Make sure all your data is backed up. You can make an image of your current HD, back up your files to floppy or CD, or whatever you want to do.

2. Find your XP (I'm assuming it's XP...) CD. On bootup, enter BIOS (or "Setup") and ensure that the first boot device is CDROM. If it is not, change it.

3. Follow the steps of the XP installation, and when it comes to the step about formatting your harddrive, follow the instructions on formatting it as NTFS. Then proceed with the install and everything should be OK.
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I doubt he has an XP disc if he doesn't know how to format.
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Hi try this .. it shows all the installation screens

http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_..._-_graphic.htm
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Hi try this .. it shows all the installation screens

http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_..._-_graphic.htm
So does windows reinstall.
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