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reinstalling windows xp

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by goseattle, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. goseattle

    goseattle Guest

    Hello all;
    My windows xp needs to be reinstalled. I have the reinstallation cd with sp2. I found the steps on how to do reinstall windows, but I am unsure about the partition part. Should i delete the partition or create a new one. The problem with my xp is that it keeps on rebooting going back to safe mode. Clicking the start normally isn't working ( i'm sure some of you have experienced this problem) giving me the only option of reinstalling the program. I appreciate any inputs.
     
  2. Zer0ink

    Zer0ink Regular member

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    if you only have one partition on your harddrive it doesnt matter
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    delete the partition, make a new partition then format it before loading windows on. if that is a recovery cd then it will do that automatically.
     
  4. goseattle

    goseattle Guest

    DDP, I have the purple Windows Reinstallation CD with SP2 from Dell. I am not sure if it's a recovery CD. Difference? Thanks for replying. thanks to ZerOink also.
     
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    i hope you've backed up your data, because reformatting will cause you to lose it.

    just use that dell disk, and do a full restore or whatever similar option (the most extensive one) it gives you.
     
  6. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    goseattle, that is the recovery disk.
     

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