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why cant i restore win xp,and clear my hard drive?

By timbo777 ·
what am i doing wrong,other than just being a computer dummy,,,, i have the restore cd but it always keeps my settings each time i try to do a complete erase

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Hey that happens to us all

by zlitocook In reply to why cant i restore win xp ...

What type of computer are you using? Most propritary computers like Dell, HP, Compaq have a boot partition for thier systems. If you had a virus or some thing like it, it could do the same thing. Not let you install or reinstall your O/S. First down load a Win98 boot disk, then set your computer to boot to the floppy drive. As your computer boots up keep hitting the F5

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thanks for the reply,,,,pc info is,,,,

by timbo777 In reply to Hey that happens to us a ...

amd anthlon 2800,win xp,nvidia 5900, i just want to star all over losing data would be a plus,,

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Hey that happens to us all

by zlitocook In reply to why cant i restore win xp ...

What type of computer are you using? Most propritary computers like Dell, HP, Compaq have a boot partition for thier systems. If you had a virus or some thing like it, it could do the same thing. Not let you install or reinstall your O/S. First down load a Win98 boot disk, then set your computer to boot to the floppy drive. As your computer boots up keep hitting the F5 key or what your computer says to get into the Bios. Set your system to boot to the floppy drive. Then reboot and select FDISK, then select delete partitions, select all, then reboot. Then as your system reboots let it boot to the cd rom.
And follow the directions.

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