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Clean Install..

There is something wrong with my computer, so I contacted my computer manufacturer and they told me how to do a "clean install" (this is for windows xp home edition, by the way). What does a "clean install" do, and will performing this install erase anything on my hard drive, or will it erase any settings that I have?

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a clean install deletes everything you have

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you boot from your CD, it will format the hard disc, and reinstall the operating system

all programs, data, address book, pictures, favourites etc. will be gone

if you explain what the problems are, someone may be able to help you out



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Clean Install

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I already posted my problem, but nobody responded. I'll post it again here:

I accidentally filled my hard drive until it was extremely low (around 100 MB). When my brother was on the computer he said that the font went all weird (random symbols, I think the name of the font was Marlett). Luckily Internet Explorer still worked with english font, so I searched the web for a solution. I tried reinstalling the operating system (which is Windows XP home edition with service pack 2), and it said that the current operating system is a more upgraded version than the one on the disc and it could not install. What can I do to resolve this?

I already know that you are not supposed to fill your hard drive like that, and I have already deleted a couple GBs of stuff I no longer use. As a result of my almost full hard drive, I could no longer do system restore, so there are no restore points before this incident occured. I would rather not reinstall XP, it would be better if I could just fix the fonts folder.

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you could try this

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Probably best to call the mfg and ask the specific question

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Only they can tell you for sure what their OS install does or doesn't do.


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