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Formatting a HD, then reinstalling Windows XP from Recovery Partition... help please!?

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  1. DVDZane

    DVDZane Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    My sister's computer is really messed up. Its very slow and filled with viruses. To solve this, Im going to format the hard drive, then reboot XP. Since the computer is so messed up, I cant create recovery disks for it.
    So my question is, how do i format the hard drive, then reinstall Windows XP from the Recovery Partition???

    If anyone could give me a brief walk through, that would be awesome!

    Thanks
    - DVDZane
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    does it come up with system recovery by pressing f10 or something like that before it goes into windows?
     
  3. DVDZane

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    Yes im fairly sure.
     
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    Waymon3X6, ive already seen that, but thanks. The question is how do i do it from the Recovery Partition.
     
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    the recovery does it automatically so no need to do it.
     
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    OH? thats helpful, ill give it a try.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Yup that worked amazingly. The computer is running like when we first took it out of the box.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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