format XP HOW????

  kane_2001 11:11 07 Jun 2003
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I need to format my PC as I had a nasty virus. I`m not very intelligent with these things and haven`t done it before, Can anyone tell or show me how to do this in plain english?

Many thanks in advance

  howard60 11:25 07 Jun 2003

just boot the pc with the xp cd in the drive and click on install. you have 2 options - just a complete new installation or after it has started the installation you get the option to press R to repair the installation.

  willhay 11:27 07 Jun 2003

go into the BIOS and change boot up priority to cd/dvd drive. Put your windows disk in and restart the PC when it asks for boot from cd press any key , do it and then sit back and wait

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