I think I'm going to have to reinstall XP - help please?

By GeorgiaGirl47
Jul 2, 2007
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  1. GeorgiaGirl47

    GeorgiaGirl47 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    thanks - I am reading but I seriously don't understand this stuff! I'll just go work on my own.

    Thanks to everyone for their help.
  2. GeorgiaGirl47

    GeorgiaGirl47 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    reformatted my hard drive in 2 easy steps, reinstalled windows...I now have plenty of disk space and everything is working fine. And I didn't even need help...
  3. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    As they say in Georgia: Uh Huh.


    :)
  4. GeorgiaGirl47

    GeorgiaGirl47 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    :p Now if I can just get the darn thing connected to my wireless network.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,018   +220

    Sometimes we need to just dive into the deep water and start swimming :)

    GOOD FOR YOU!
  6. GeorgiaGirl47

    GeorgiaGirl47 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I had no idea that reformatting would practically wipe everything clean and I found out what was taking up the disk space!!
  7. halo71

    halo71 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,289

    I know its off subject, but where do you live in GA?
  8. GeorgiaGirl47

    GeorgiaGirl47 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Right now, just outside of Atlanta in Douglas County...I may be moving back to Athens soon though. Are you in GA?
  9. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    I had a customer call yesterday and she had a Dell Dimmension 3100. Since her installation was corrupt, I offered to try the restore fromm factory image. I showed her by pressing cntrl-F11 at the Dell logo screen on boot up. Got it first try! Up came the screen "Dell PC Restore by Symantec".
  10. halo71

    halo71 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,289

    Hey I PM'ed you.
  11. HellRell

    HellRell Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    I need some help, too

    Hey, thanks for the help..I am going to fresh install XP tonight.
    I have 3 versions of windows and only want one NEW one.
    So when I put in the CD and go to Clean Install, and it asks to choose a partition should I delete all 3? Should I put it on the partition that another windows is on and it will delete that version?
    Also..I have the drivers CD but it doesnt come with Internet Explorer. If I do a clean install, where will Internet Explorer come from? Without it I wont be able to go online and install it or any of the other missing drivers.
    THANKS!
    Nick
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,018   +220

    yes, a clean install should fix everything AND include the IE explorer you need.
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