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Factory reset on home edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Anthonyrob, Nov 26, 2017.

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  1. Anthonyrob

    Anthonyrob Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2017
    I am a new owner and I want to reset it so I can set it up for myself it's a gateway model number mfatxnin.z300s I have the passwords and all whenever I restart my computer and bit f 10 the right screen comes up at it doesn't have the repair computer option
  2. Akujiki


    Nov 26, 2017
    To perform a Repair Install, follow these steps:

    1. Insert the original disc in the disc tray
    2. Start the computer
    3. Press any key when the computers shows the “Press any key to boot from CD” message
    4. Wait for the Windows XP CD to load
    5. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press Enter to access Repair Install.

    Do not press R. You don’t need access to Recovery Console, but the Repair Install.

    6. You must agree to the End-Use License Agreement. Press F8 to agree.
    7. At the next screen, make sure that you have the drive where Windows XP is installed highlighted. This is usually presented as:

    C:\Windows "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"

    8. Confirm that Setup presents you with these 2 choices:

    To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.


    To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing, press ESC.

    If you don’t have the “press R” option, you can’t perform a Repair Install.

    9. Once highlighted, press R
    10. Wait for the process to perform Repair Install
    11. Windows XP Setup will begin to install the operating system again
    12. Continue with the steps of the wizard to setup the system again
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