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So you want to start from scratch, just because you like the brand new feeling of a freshly reformatted pc? Or has spyware and viruses made your pc virtually unusable? Then the following tutorial will help you reformat your hard drive and reinstall windows. I personally reformat my HDD and reinstall windows at least once every 3 months. Please note, I am not responsible for any damage although I don't see how you can possibly damage anything whilst reformatting. Follow these steps exactly and you should be fine.

Step 1: Make sure you have your Windows XP disk. I personally delete everything I don’t need, and uninstall all programs that I don’t use. I then make a list of all the programs I still have installed and download all the installers I will need. Also download Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware but do not install them. I then backup all my important data and all the installers onto a portable hard drive – if you don’t have one you can build one (see HERE how to build your own external hard drive cheaply) or you can use DVD’s or CD’s. Make sure you have everything backed up and then disconnect the portable hard drive.

Step 2: Insert your windows disk into the Master CD drive (if you have more than one) and turn the computer off. Make sure you are disconnected from any networks. You will need to have your cd drive selected as your first boot device. If it not already selected, you will need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to cd/hdd, then with your Windows cd in your cd drive, save and exit bios.


Step 3: Turn on your computer. A screen will come up saying “Press any key to boot from disk”. Press any key (where’s the “Any” key gone?!). Now wait about 10seconds for the setup utility to be loaded. When asked if you want to set up or repair, hit Enter to set up Windows. Read the license agreement and hit F8 if you agree. If the setup program detects an existing installation of Windows and asks if you want to repair it, hit Esc to skip the repair. The setup program will ask you where to install Windows. Highlight the existing "C: Partition1" partition and hit D to delete it. Hit L to confirm. Next, hit Enter to install Windows on the "Unpartitioned Space". Format the space as NTFS - You will get an option to choose full or quik format. My experience is that quick format is for disk that have previously formatted. If the disk has not been formatted, then you will have to use the standard format option. Usually you will get a popup message "This disk can not be quick formatted" or something along that line. Then continue the installation. Please note: During the installation process, your computer will reboot. You will then see a message to press any key to boot from cd. Do not press any key a second time, otherwise the installation will start from scatch again. Complete the next several screens on the setup process and make sure you do not leave the administrator password blank. After following these steps, setup should be complete.

Step 4: Firstly you should install your antivirus software, Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware. Also enable the windows firewall by going to Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet Connections>Network Connections (icon on the bottom-right)>Right-click the Local Area Connection>Properties>Advanced tab>Check the box next to "Protect my computer and network...">OK. After this has been done, install all updates from the Microsoft website (including windows XP service Pack 2). Then install all drivers from your motherboard utilities CD. Now it is time to install your programs.

Step 5: Enjoy the brand new feeling of your Reformatted PC

Hope this tutorial will help some people.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

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Credits: Additions courtesy of Howard Hopkinso and olefarte


If I might add to the above.

You will need to have your cd drive selected as your first boot device. If it not already selected, you will need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to cd/hdd, then with your Windows cd in your cd drive, save and exit bios.

During the installation process, your computer will reboot. You will then see a message to press any key to boot from cd. Do not press any key a second time, otherwise the installation will start from scatch again.
 
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So you want to start from scratch, just because you like the brand new feeling of a freshly reformatted pc? Or has spyware and viruses made your pc virtually unusable? Then the following tutorial will help you reformat your hard drive and reinstall windows. I personally reformat my HDD and reinstall windows at least once every 3 months. Please note, I am not responsible for any damage although I don't see how you can possibly damage anything whilst reformatting. Follow these steps exactly and you should be fine.

Step 1: Make sure you have your Windows XP disk. I personally delete everything I don’t need, and uninstall all programs that I don’t use. I then make a list of all the programs I still have installed and download all the installers I will need. Also download Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware but do not install them. I then backup all my important data and all the installers onto a portable hard drive – if you don’t have one you can build one (see HERE how to build your own external hard drive cheaply) or you can use DVD’s or CD’s. Make sure you have everything backed up and then disconnect the portable hard drive.

Step 2: Insert your windows disk into the Master CD drive (if you have more than one) and turn the computer off. Make sure you are disconnected from any networks. You will need to have your cd drive selected as your first boot device. If it not already selected, you will need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to cd/hdd, then with your Windows cd in your cd drive, save and exit bios.


Step 3: Turn on your computer. A screen will come up saying “Press any key to boot from disk”. Press any key (where’s the “Any” key gone?!). Now wait about 10seconds for the setup utility to be loaded. When asked if you want to set up or repair, hit Enter to set up Windows. Read the license agreement and hit F8 if you agree. If the setup program detects an existing installation of Windows and asks if you want to repair it, hit Esc to skip the repair. The setup program will ask you where to install Windows. Highlight the existing "C: Partition1" partition and hit D to delete it. Hit L to confirm. Next, hit Enter to install Windows on the "Unpartitioned Space". Format the space as NTFS - You will get an option to choose full or quik format. My experience is that quick format is for disk that have previously formatted. If the disk has not been formatted, then you will have to use the standard format option. Usually you will get a popup message "This disk can not be quick formatted" or something along that line. Then continue the installation. Please note: During the installation process, your computer will reboot. You will then see a message to press any key to boot from cd. Do not press any key a second time, otherwise the installation will start from scatch again. Complete the next several screens on the setup process and make sure you do not leave the administrator password blank. After following these steps, setup should be complete.

Step 4: Firstly you should install your antivirus software, Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware. Also enable the windows firewall by going to Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet Connections>Network Connections (icon on the bottom-right)>Right-click the Local Area Connection>Properties>Advanced tab>Check the box next to "Protect my computer and network...">OK. After this has been done, install all updates from the Microsoft website (including windows XP service Pack 2). Then install all drivers from your motherboard utilities CD. Now it is time to install your programs.

Step 5: Enjoy the brand new feeling of your Reformatted PC

Hope this tutorial will help some people.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Regards,

Korrupt

Credits: Additions courtesy of Howard Hopkinso and olefarte


If I might add to the above.

You will need to have your cd drive selected as your first boot device. If it not already selected, you will need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to cd/hdd, then with your Windows cd in your cd drive, save and exit bios.

During the installation process, your computer will reboot. You will then see a message to press any key to boot from cd. Do not press any key a second time, otherwise the installation will start from scatch again.
I would love to trust you [][], that's kind of how I picture reformatting, but with nine posts I'm going to need a co-sign from one of the resident computer geeks...
 
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I don't have time to read that right now...

But I'll tell you the correct information and you can compare it to what he posted.

Backup everything you want to keep.

Remember any installed programs will be gone too, so if you have any apps downloaded and registered with serial numbers, you'll have to get that all over again

You need the system disk that came with your computer (xp/vista/whatever)

when you boot up with the CD in the drive it will say press any key to boot from the CD

- when you've booted up from the CD it's going to give u the option to install windows and it will ask which partition

- you have to DELETE EVERY PARTITION
- then it will ask you to create a new partition, and install to that partition

- then it will start reformatting the drive (erasing everything), then it will install windows and it's very simple you just walk through the steps windows gives you.

it's really EXTREMELY easy.

but what i just told u is correct.

again backup ANYTHING you need everything will be lost

- one other thing

- if you've NEVER done this before, when you boot back up, you may have some hardware issues...

for example, if your computer came with everything pre-installed, and you're using a windows XP disk that didn't come with your computer specifically, it may install GENERIC drivers for hardware that are going to require something more specific

possible problems u might have...
sound card might not work...
ur display might be fucked up...

all of this can be fixed easily by getting online and getting drivers, but just be aware of the possibility...
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sooooooooooo I backed everything up. But here's the deal. I got one of those laptops that didn't actually come with the xp disks so this is what I'm dealing with.


I already did the recovery disks. Which option would be the best to start all over?
 
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I'm guessing Restore Complete System...
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sooooooooooo I backed everything up. But here's the deal. I got one of those laptops that didn't actually come with the xp disks so this is what I'm dealing with.


I already did the recovery disks. Which option would be the best to start all over?
you just boot off the recovery disc

it'll set up your correct drivers n whatnot

after it formats n this is important. MAKE ANOTHER COPY OF THOSE DISCS. most OS backup systems only let you make one copy, so the counter will reset after you format

n store em away in case the ones you have get scratched or anything
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Originally Posted by Saucenah View Post
you just boot off the recovery disc

it'll set up your correct drivers n whatnot

after it formats n this is important. MAKE ANOTHER COPY OF THOSE DISCS. most OS backup systems only let you make one copy, so the counter will reset after you format

n store em away in case the ones you have get scratched or anything
which one of those last three should I choose tho? system recovery, c drive, or Windows only? I want to get back to what I had the first day I bought this and remove all the unneeded bloatware or whatever...
 
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