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Help, Emachine how to reformat and reinstall XP?


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

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

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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,

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