re-installing xp

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dperk56

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.50GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1279 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57246 MB, Free - 57180 MB; D: Total - 11915 MB, Free - 9892 MB; E: Total - 316 MB, Free - 316 MB; H: Total - 25913 MB, Free - 21615 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P4B-LA
Antivirus: None

I have 2 hard drives on my computer. I tried re-loading xp and it formatted my hard drives. Then I guess I installed it on the wrong hard drive. I cannot get any updates ( IE 8, service pack 2 or 3, etc.). When I tried turning the computer off and then tried re-loading xp from disk, nothing happens, it just loads xp. What can I do to start over?
 

dperk56

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It won't let me get to bios, i press F1 but it keeps going straight to xp startup. What am I doing wrong?
 

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If your disc is Windows XP Home Edition SP1, you need to download and save and burn the full 316 MB SP3 upgrade to a disc.

After you do a clean install of Windows XP SP1 and restart the computer, install the SP3 upgrade from the disc.

After the SP3 upgrade is installed and the computer rstarted, go to Windows Update/Microsoft Update and do a custom scan.

Select and install the post-SP3 high priority updates.

After they've been installed and the computer restarted, do another custom scan.

Select and install any new high priority updates and any optional updates you want.

The goal is to get Windows XP completely up-to-date before you start loading your computer with programs and extras.

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