Format Your Pc and Reinstall Windows and Say Good-Bye to Computer Problems

Posted: April 27, 2011 in Support for windows xp
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Like everyone, I too had planned different things for my weekend. My resolution was to finish up all the pending tasks on my HP pc but as you know ‘Man proposes and God disposes.’ When I turned on my PC in the morning after breakfast, I noticed that the screen is turning azure and nothing else. There were some texts and then it was restarting back. I unplugged and re-plugged all cables and switches but finding no clue then I called up a local technician. He suggested me to format your pc and reinstall Windows after diagnosing the machine. The reason being it was infected severely with viruses.

I availed the tech support for the same and it worked successfully. First of all he created a backup of my Outlook e-mails, user-account settings and other documents on an external hard-disk and then started the troubleshooting using the Windows XP installation CD. The solution was so effective that it made my pc completely virus-free. It now boots well and run like as though it ran on the day one, when I had bought. I am sharing the complete Computer Support here, which I think can help you a lot to repair your system at no cost.

Step 1- Insert your Windows XP installation disc into your CD or DVD drive.

Step 2 –Restart your computer and start Windows setup using Microsoft Windows bootable XP disk.

When prompted “Press any key to boot from CD”, press any key to start the setup. If your computer doesn’t display the “Press any key to boot from CD” message (by default it should) then check your motherboard manual for info and enable the “Boot from CD” setting, after you enable “Boot from CD” option from your BIOS, the message will show.

Step 3 – System Loading

After you enter the setup, the CD will load up a blue screen and will start loading operating system files (this takes a few minutes). When it finishes, it will list a few options, “Press ENTER to set up Windows XP now” is the one we need. Click it.

Step 4 – Accept Windows License Agreement

Second screen is “The windows usage agreement”. It should be displayed now, showing that you need to press F8 to accept the agreement. Press F8 to accept.

Step 5 – Setup start

If an existing Windows XP installation is detected by the system, you are prompted to repair it. Skip it.

Step 6 – Delete old partition and format

Now, choose the partition where you prefer to install Windows XP. This is where you will delete your partition and format drive C. The box in the lower half of the screen shows all your drives and the partitions that currently exist on your hard disk. Use the “Up” and “Down” arrow keys to highlight/select “C:” partition and press the “D” key. On the next screen press the ‘L’ key to confirm that you want to delete partition “C:”, and finalize the deleting of the partition.

Step 7 – Create installation partition

Choose the partition where you want to install the Windows Files. The box on the lower half of the screen should no longer show a partition, instead of “C:” you should see “Unpartitioned space xxxxxMB”. Select/highlight this with the arrow keys and press the “C” key to create a partition on the drive (this is where you will install windows).

Step 8 – Format Your PC

This screen lets you choose the file system you prefer the drive to be formatted with. Choose NTFS “Quick” (recommended because NTFS is faster and more secure). Use the arrow keys to select and hit the “Enter” key.

Step 9 – Start Windows XP Setup

Setup auto-formats the “C:” partition, and starts with Windows XP installation. From here you are all set and the installation of Windows will proceed. This will take a while. The computer will reboot several times, and will continue with installation. Don’t remove the Windows XP setup CD, and don’t press a key till asked for.

Reinstallation gives a new birth to your machine. It Removes Viruses and other unwanted stuffs including obsolete, empty and orphan registry keys. Thus it enhances the system performance by vitalizing the system memory. Post Windows installation the next important task is to restore all your data, drivers and settings from the backup-disk. You can also install other programs including e-mails, browsers, Microsoft Office and more on your system.

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