reinstall xp problem

  LEGGGGY 20:33 07 Mar 2009

hi,, due to annoying errors on my old laptop ive tried to reload a fresh copy of xp, i loaded the disc and followed instructions but ended up having to take the option of repairing current xp which has not solved anything. how do u load a new fresh copy of xp and does this wipe everything clean and therfor get rid of those annoying errors to do with old software etc.

  tullie 20:43 07 Mar 2009

Boot from the cd,format and reinstall,which will wipe your drive

  LEGGGGY 20:44 07 Mar 2009

what do u mean boot from the cd ?

  Stuartli 21:05 07 Mar 2009

Your XP installation disk.

  LEGGGGY 21:08 07 Mar 2009

yes but how do u boot from the disc other than once pc has started ?

  Legolas 21:20 07 Mar 2009

Here is step by step guide to doing a fresh install of XP

click here

  ambra4 21:44 07 Mar 2009

The Right Way To Install Windows XP

click here

  LEGGGGY 22:04 07 Mar 2009

i am currently following what looks like excellent instructions posted by Legolas. will post the result when i get there...

  LEGGGGY 22:44 07 Mar 2009

many thanks Legolas, fresh copy of xp loaded and ready to go.

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