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Hi, I need to format my hard drive and start fresh. I am currently running Windows XP. How do I get to format my computer? Also, the PC I am formating does not have a A: drive. Is there a way to format the hard drive without having the Windows XP cd? Please be gentle with me in your replies.
The reason Iím trying to format my computer is because is been acting unstable lately and I know I have viruses. This is our only computer and I need it for school can you please advise me the best thing to do.
I have no setup CD or i386 directory. I want to make a boot CD. Can I use i386 from another source?
Hi! I have an slip-streamed xp which basically needs to me to boot from that resource. However, the slipstream xp in on the hard disk. Any Possible ways for me to access it from boot directly? Thank you v much
Hey leo i have a windows xp pro and i have found it on the side of the street and it boots runs and everthing but i want to reinstall it but i dont have the disk and also the drives dnt work can u help me out
A friend bought this dead HP pavilion 364n desktop for pennies(I don't buy used computers) and asked me to help fix it. It has product key for Windows XP Home Edition label attached to the case.I replaced the PSU, then I was able to boot the computer. However, I can't do anything with the guest account and the admin pw is unknown. I will like to do Recovery. The Recovery option F10 during booting process is not responding though I see the recovery partition present. What are my options? If I call microsoft and give the product key will they send me win xp cd? Or is there any other means to access recovery partition?
...i believe my "friend" installed a bootleg version of windows on my computer...now i have lost capability to be computer administrator and i have been attempting to become this again...how do i go about doing this OR will i have 2 purchase a legal copy of windows to do so???...thanks..
Hey there! I was wondering if you had any thoughts... My Sony desktop was running an antivirus software program when XP Media Edition decided to automagically reboot. When the desktop came back around, I tried to log in. When I went to log in, the computer said, "welcome" and then "logging off" and took me back to the user screen. I've tried entering all of the accounts (range from user to admin) and haven't been able to get in.
Is there a way for me to reinstall XP - Media Edition on the computer without losing all of my information and applications? Or, Just putting regular XP - SP3 on it? I've looked it around but haven't found any real help.... thanks.
i have 2 window 2000s and 1 laptop windows 1995 my sister worked for a company that expected her to buy the computers and of corse when she left she took them with her the company loded there own software on them with codes to break ive got one of the 2000 done ive teried to load wireless internet on this computer the stick is not recognized to be istalled what to do. tom
ive lost the disk but i have the product key. I hit reboot not knowing what it ment and am still not sure. now my computer wont do anything unless im in safe mode help!!
i seem to have had my ntldr deleted or something my desktop comes up with ntldr is missing press ctrl,alt and delete to restart and i have no installation discs at all not even back up discs is there anything i can do to get my pc back online, the deleted files should still be in the trash can is there any way to restore them, please help
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