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Old 01-26-2007, 10:59 AM   #11
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Just use your're copy of the windows xp cd's. If not then just borrow someone's cd,s. boot up with the recovery cd, then go to dos prompt...once in there type fdisk and hit enter, it will then format the hd and erase everything on it.

Then put in back into your computer as a slave drive.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:32 PM   #12
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So if i put the hard drive as my main drive and format it, is there any way that the virus will get into my BIOS of motherboard?
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:42 PM   #13
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No.
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I have a Windows Xp disc (spanish version) and a Windows 98 disc. Should I use the Windows 98 disc?
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #15
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The XP disk will work fine.
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How do you format it when you boot from the disc?
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How do you format it when you boot from the disc?
How to do a proper Format and Reinstall of windows XP (by Lamb of God)


1. Power on your PC and Insert the XP CD
2. Set your boot order in BIOS to CD-ROM first (Usually Del or F1 or F2 to get into BIOS)
3. When you see the press any key screen *press a key *

4. Files will start to load from the CD to begin the installation. Eventually you’ll be asked if you want to install Windows XP. No need to type an essay here on why you’ve made the decision to do the installation. Just hit Enter.

5. Next is the End User License Agreement Press F8 to accept


6. The next screen displays the available partitions where XP can be installed. Select the one you want and tap that Enter key again to move on to the screen where you select a file system.

7. It’s time for that important decision. FAT32 versus NTFS. The preferred choice is NTFS. It allows Security features and stability that aren’t possible with FAT32. You will most likely want to stick with NTFS.

8. Setup continues and eventually the computer will reboot. Watch the onscreen prompts but do not press a key when the “Press any key to boot CD” message appears.

9. Installation will continue, prompting you from time to time to supply some additional setup information. Feed the prompts with appropriate responses and eventually another reboot will occur, this time bringing you back into Windows XP, depositing you at the Windows Activation screen.

10. You can either activate your copy of XP now or delay the activation for up to 30 days, after 30 days you get denied access to the desktop.

11. The last step is to enter a username and watch the XP desktop appear, ready for use. And Bam your good to go.

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So installing it formats it too.
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So installing it formats it too.
In the process of installing windows XP it prompts you to format the partition you wish to install it on. Yes
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