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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/10/2006 8:48:17 PM EDT
My laptop it toast. It has reached the point where I can't stand waiting 10 minutes for boot up. Everying is slow and the final straw, Norton reported a virus it can't clean.

I'm going to copy my pictures off and re-install the OS. But how do I do that from scratch? I don't want to overinstall, I want to format the HD intall.

Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:49:57 PM EDT
ez.

put your xp cd into the cd rom drive.
restart the computer.
boot from cd
delete the existing partition
reformat the partition as ntfs file format
re-instal xp
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:50:14 PM EDT
Boot off the XP disk.

Tell it you want to do a fresh install.

When it asks you if you want to format or leave intact, select format.

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:53:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
My laptop it toast.



What brand?

And TPS-Report has it right.

If you haven't thought of it, copy your bookmarks as well. When my Dell's HD died, that was the thing I was most pissed about.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 10:45:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jason99xj:
If you haven't thought of it, copy your bookmarks as well. When my Dell's HD died, that was the thing I was most pissed about.




+1. I forgot that part when doing a reinstall on my desktop. now I gotta start from scratch for all those funny pictures for the forums
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:26:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:46:10 AM EDT
HP is F10 over and over again while restarting your computer
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:02:47 AM EDT
It's a Dell. Thanks all.
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