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Help, Emachine how to reformat and reinstall XP?

by NIKAYA lycos.com / August 16, 2006 5:54 AM PDT

Hi,

I need some help on how to reformat the HD and then reinstall XP to my Emachine pc. It comes with a Repair CD disc. Thank you so much.

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Place the
by Darton Fury / August 16, 2006 10:38 AM PDT

disk in the drive and restart your computer. Follow the on-screen prompts.

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Thanks
by NIKAYA lycos.com / August 16, 2006 11:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Place the

OK, I'll try to do that this weekend. I hope everything will go smoothly.

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A little more detail...
by John.Wilkinson / August 16, 2006 11:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Place the

The process if fairly simple, but here are some other steps that may need to be taken:

1.) Make sure all important files, including favorites, stored passwords, etc are backed up...once you reformat the hard drive chances of recovering your data are not good.

2.) Restart your computer and during boot press Delete. (That is the standard key used to enter your system BIOS.) Once there look for Boot Order and ensure that your CD-ROM drive is the primary boot device, not your hard drive. Once done exit saving changes and it will reboot.

3.) Place the first CD into the CD-ROM drive.

4.) Restart your computer.

5.) When prompted, press any key to boot from CD.

6.) Follow the on-screen instructions to perform a destructive recovery/fresh installation.

Hope this helps,
John

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