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Help Reformatting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MustardGirl, Jun 22, 2004.

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  1. MustardGirl

    MustardGirl Thread Starter

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    My 2nd computer cannot log online right now, even though the DSL is showing connection. I need to reformat.. but am having trouble doing so. I have an XP cd, when i put it in, it doesnt load when im in windows. Is there any other way to format?
     
  2. Old Rich

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    This is a good guide for installing XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install. You will loose all data on the drive, so be sure you have data backed up. ( The files and settings Transfer wizard is good at this)

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp

    The key is to have a finger on the keyboard when you boot with the XP disc in the CD . . you will briefly get a black screen with the prompt :Strike any key to boot from CD.

    It can go by pretty quickly

    Have fun . . wrs
     
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