windows reinstalling



khoolguy
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
I got all these viruses on my computer and my computer isn't running
right. How do I delete everytihng and reinstall windows with everything
brand new again. I have the windows xp cd too. Thanks Greg


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khoolguy

CONFUSED
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
not that i know much about this, but you need the windows backup disk you got
with your computer when you brought it! put that in! it should give you a
good result
:D
"khoolguy" wrote:

>
> I got all these viruses on my computer and my computer isn't running
> right. How do I delete everytihng and reinstall windows with everything
> brand new again. I have the windows xp cd too. Thanks Greg
>
>
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> khoolguy
>

Raztax
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Perform a clean install of Windows XP
A clean installation refers to removing all data from your hard disk by
repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the
operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk. You should
back up all important information before you perform a clean
installation of Windows XP.

For additional information about important things to consider before
you partition and format you hard disk and how to partition and format
your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base:
313348 How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP
After you have backed up all your important information, follow these
steps to install Windows XP:
1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert
the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart
your computer.
2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any
key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP
Setup.
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a
partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.


I would also delete the system partition and recreate it at the
partitioning screen.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hi,

Are you sure you want to do this? If so, then do the following:

1) Make sure you have your Product Key handy, as the following steps will
remove the existing installation. Without it, you will not be able to
complete the new installation.

2) Boot the system with the WinXP CD, start the installer.

3) Hit F8 to agree to the license

4) At the point where you choose the installation location, delete the
existing system partition

5) Create a new system partition from the newly created free space.

6) Choose a quick NTFS format. When done, setup should proceed unimpeded,
and you will havea brand spanking new installation unfettered with all the
garbage from the old one.

7) Immediately update the system fully.

*Note* If the system is connected to the internet during setup, and there is
no firewall, there is a chance that it may become infected before you ever
even finish. Disconnect it before doing the above steps, particularly if you
are on an "always on" broadband connection.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"khoolguy" <khoolguy.1q6fpr@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> I got all these viruses on my computer and my computer isn't running
> right. How do I delete everytihng and reinstall windows with everything
> brand new again. I have the windows xp cd too. Thanks Greg
>
>
> --
> khoolguy


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