Reformat Hdd

  mad martin 20:03 25 Jun 2004

Hi Everyone, i'm having trouble loading games and i keep getting icons on my desktop for porn sites. Please can anyone tell me the best way to format my Hdd. I'm using XP Home. I Know how to format Win 98 but having brought a new PC 6 months ago i'm unsure now how to format the drive and start all over again.Any help would be greatful.

  spikeychris 20:09 25 Jun 2004

1. Open your BIOS and set your CD Drive as the first bootable device.

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your

3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.

4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete the
Windows partitions, then create a new partition(s), then format
the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP
click here [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. After installing Windows XP, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:26 25 Jun 2004

Back up any data files off the c:\drive first.

Formatting will erase everything

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