i have the samsung nc10 running xp home and rough at that There is no recovery partition but i do have the recovery disc and the drivers disc
Can i reformat with the discs for a clean start after i back up my "bits"
I would like to know how to start Reintalling xp is no problem but with these discs i am a bit vague as to what they can do
I have a nc10. you need a External CD drive then Go to BIOS and change it to boot from CD as first Boot Device followed by Hard Drive, save settings and Exit Starting with XP CD in the Drive, You can choose to do a Repair, this will load over the top of the original OS after it boots from CD let it check for a operating System, when it finds it Click on the one it finds then press R for repair.
You will should not lose any data, but will need to load all updates from the version of win XP on the cd
If you Have both Discs you only need to use the oem XP disc, one of the two to do what I said other disc will have Drivers on it as well as maybe a full restore but if you use the one that restores it will wipe your Data. you need to use the disc that as XP operating system on it. it should tell you one the disc