Formatting & reinstalling


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Old 03-04-06, 09:23 AM
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Formatting & reinstalling

I have an old Gateway(spare) that has become very cluttered with junk & I want to format & reinstall win.xp. I have backed up what I want to save & now need to wipe the drive clean. Do I just go to My Computer, Drive C, Format?
 
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Old 03-04-06, 11:04 AM
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first make sure you have all the drivers for it. then,just boot to the xp cd. it will format and install .
 
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I put the cd in & rebooted it & all it did was boot into windows
 
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Old 03-04-06, 11:27 PM
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you need to set it in the bios to boot from cd first, ide drive second.
 
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Old 03-05-06, 12:56 PM
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before you start, make sure that you have a legal copy of Windows to install. Windows XP won't run (after a few days) if this copy has been installed on another PC and registered. Also, make sure that the PC can handle Windows XP. An "old" PC may not be powerful enough for it.
 
 

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