windows xp reinstall

  plasticpig 12:04 02 Aug 2003

How can I reinstall windows as i am now looking to use my old pc and have forgotten my user id.I have tried all possible passwords that I can remember but it was 8 months ago.

  User-312386 12:10 02 Aug 2003

do you have the Full XP version?

  Lú-tzé 12:11 02 Aug 2003

Do you want to reinistall windows from scratch?

If so, boot with the WinXP disk and follow the instruction for format / reinstall.

  User-312386 12:12 02 Aug 2003

Restart the computer, when you hear the 1st beep start tapping the Delete key, this will take you into the bios

When in bios reset the boot sequence to CD-ROM as 1st boot, save the settings and pop the XP disc in

Now when computer restarts you will be presented with the XP start up, look down the list for reformat HDD with a clean install, delete all operating systems

When formatting do it in the NTFS file system and not in FAT32

Delete all partitions, at this stage XP may ask you for the previous version of windows.

When XP has stated that format has been carried out, restart computer and tap the delete key again, going into the BIOS and reset back to Hard drive as 1st boot.

Now save settings and the computer will restart.

now XP will install

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