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Need to reinstall window xp how and where do i start

Do i go to f8 and start  or do i need to remove xp before reinstalling

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Do it this way, go into bios and check "boot from disk" put your disk with Operating system in the drive, and restart, you will get some choices here you click on install, then it will ask you if you want to format, do a quick format, NTFS. it will format "wipe out " the old stuff, and begin reinstalling the new operating, dont try and save anything as you will just be dragging the ols problems along with you. Get your motherboard disks ready in case it asks for a raid driver or some Motherboard driver. and that is it , in around 45 minutes you will be done, you will need the serial numbers from your copy of windows. Have fun, when done just downlosd the updates, have fun Gym

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Can i format my pc`s hard drive and then reinstall windows xp from installation disc


You need the bios/operating system disk to start, and then you would need a full version of windows to install.

Jun 04, 2014 | Dell OptiPlex PC Desktops

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How to da a REPAIR re-install XP


If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall.Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installationCD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computerfrom the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:

  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
  2. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft WindowsXP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair aWindows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setupwithout installing Windows XP, press F3.
4. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
5. Press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
6. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selectedin the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

on Jan 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I carnt unlock the code


if your using windows xp you can do the following:

#1 boot into safe mode (press F8 before windows starts),

#2 log onto the account named "administaor" NOT your normal account

#3 go into control panal and remove password from user account settings.

I cant remember how many times iv forgot my password and had to do this. that or reinstall windows but i dont think anyone wants that joy.

If you lost the admin password then you need to look down the hacking route or send your computer in to where you bought it im afraid

Jul 16, 2011 | PC Desktops

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We need reinstall xp dell optiflex 210 l


You will either need the dell restore CD or Windows XP CD.

To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.
  2. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  3. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  4. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  5. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.

Jun 24, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

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Computer wont bootup windows xp error loading operating system drive 1 not found please help me


1.Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.

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If you recently installed new hardware, shut down your computer and disconnect the hardware. Then, restart Windows XP and troubleshoot your hardware to get it working properly.
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Restart your computer and press F8 again. This time, choose Safe Mode and press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start in Safe Mode, which does not automatically start programs and hardware, and displays very primitive graphics. If Windows XP starts successfully in Safe Mode, you can remove any programs or updates you have recently installed. Then, restart your computer normally.

Performing a repair installation of Windows XP can fix many serious startup problems. While you should not lose any of your important documents, you might lose settings, and you will need to reinstall many updates.
Before performing a repair installation of Windows XP, you should have both your Windows XP CD and your product key available.
To perform a repair installation of Windows XP
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Insert your Windows XP CD into your computer.
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Restart your computer. If prompted, press a key to start from the CD-ROM.
When the Welcome to Setup page appears, press ENTER on your keyboard.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, read the licensing agreement. Press the PAGE DOWN key to scroll to the bottom of the agreement. Then, press F8.
When prompted, press R to have Windows XP attempt to repair Windows by reinstalling important Windows components.
The repair and reinstallation process might take more than an hour. Eventually, Setup prompts you to answer questions just as if you were installing Windows XP for the first time. For detailed instructions, read Install Windows XP.

Oct 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When i turn the computer on it says windows root 32 is corrupt or missing please reinstall but i cant get it to reinstall it the install menu does not pop up


You need to re-install it using your disc not when your on Windows enable for it to install. Here are the steps to install Windows back in your system.

  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows .
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows Setup.

Sep 12, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I had to remove my operating system and reinstall windows xp and now my computer speaker won't work. I have tried downloading audio drivers, but cannot complete download for some reason


Hi friend,

You don't need to reinstall your window xp. you just need to use window xp restore option.

you need to click on "start" button then "programs" then "accessories" then "system tools" then select the "system restore" option

You need to select previous date..in which date you was working ...

Dec 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Problem reinstalling operating system


Read the manual. Key F8 or Key F11. I no longer have the Dell

May 10, 2009 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

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Bios setting problem


This happens because Windows is corrupted.

You need to start the computer with a windows install disk, or a factory recovery disk inside to reinstall the system.

Get a windows install disk and reinstall the system.

Nov 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Trying to reinstall xp with recovery discs, now i cant get it to boot


If you can boot go to safe mode using F8, see if you can do system restore from start/programs/accessories/system tools.

If you cannot boot, or system restore does not work you need to reinstall Windows, either using recovery CD from Acer, or generic Windows disk. In last case you will need to reinstall driver after installing windows.
If you do not format hard disk or delete partition, you will be able to recover your data (documents, pictures, music, desktop contacts etc) after installing Windows.

Always better than incinerating your Acer.

Aug 11, 2008 | Acer Aspire T135 PC Desktop

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