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windows xp-re boot

i would like help in knowing how to re boot my computer for windows xp home eddition.from scratch going into and how to go into dos mode.many thanks
 
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Are you asking to completely reload windows onto your machine from scratch, or just get into "DOS" type mode?

You can hit F8 while the computer is restarting. Hit F8 multiple times right after you reset. It will come up asking you what mode you want Windows in, i.e. Safe, command prompt, etc.
 
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If by "re boot" you mean "reformat" (wipe the computer and start from scratch) - there are some good instructions here: http://helpdesk.its.uiowa.edu/windows/instructions/reformat.htm

Note: when you reformat your drive, you'll loose everything that is currently stored on the computer (My Documents... etc). Might be a good idea to burn that stuff to a CD before reformatting.
 
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for dos

just type F* or F!) for F! or ESC will bring you to a dos screen. what is wrong with your PC maybe a restore will work?
 
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start in

start in safe mode and try to run any anivires or watherver the problem is.
 
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Originally Posted by bevtheweb
i would like help in knowing how to re boot my computer for windows xp home eddition.from scratch going into and how to go into dos mode.many thanks
if i press f8 and go into dos mode...im not sure what to type for the c for windows xp when im actually in dos mode to reformat computer
 
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reforamt

you need to download the disc or have a restore cd a friend can download them for you
 
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Ok - back up -
So you're trying to reformat the computer. Do you have a Windows XP Home installation disk?
If you're trying to reformat, you don't need to worry about DOS - just follow the instructions in that link that I posted.
 
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bev

sorry i dont click onlicks that easy but sounds like he need a boot disc from another pc
 
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