Formatting my HDD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Guybrush, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    How do I format my hdd with Windows XP Home on. It is an OEM recovery disk but as I am aware it is not possible to format a HDD with the recovery disk?

    I will buy the XP Home upgrade edition(I have Windows Me disk) today, so how is it done with this disk. I have the 6 boot disks also.

    Any advice would be much appreciated and thank you in anticipation.

    Thsi has all come about after my SP1 Installation. I cannot connect to the internet or set up my old ISP account as I get the message - "Cannot load the remote access connection manager service"

    See previous thread dated 05/10/02

    Thanks again
     
  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Why don't you "roll back" the system to a point before you installed SP1???

    This is of course that XP is on the Machine at the moment and it boots?
     
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    remote access connection manager

    is in services - make sure its set to automatic

    Start / run / type in the box " services "

    scroll down to remote access connection manager

    this will need to be set to Automatic

    if its not right click on it & choose properties

    in the drop down box select Automatic

    Apply
    OK
     
  4. Guybrush

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    I did but I still get the same problem. Thanks anyway
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Doesn't the recovery disk set it back to how it was in the shop? Or does SP1 & other updates corrupt it? Why can't you use the recovery disk? Just wondering.
     
  6. Guybrush

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    Tried that also, same problem. Thanks again
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    :eek:

    its not an HP machine is it ???
     
  8. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    I just did a repair from the backup disk, I didn't see a chance to set back to the shop settings. I'll try that when I get home tomorrow morning before I buy the upgrade disk.

    Thanks
     
  9. Guybrush

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    No it's a MESH!!
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Don't know if it works that way, resetting everything. But when I think OEM recovery, I think fresh. :confused:
     
  11. Guybrush

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    How do I go about a fresh install from the upgrade disk, as "she who is always obeyed" is driving to town as we speak to buy me an upgrade disk?;)
     
  12. adek

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    Boot from the windows disk, delete all other partitions, then create one partition for xp, choose format in NTFS , then it will install.
     
  13. Guybrush

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    Thanks adek, will the cd automatically boot up or will I need to change the BIOS. I hope not, if so how do I do it? I can feel a panic attack coming on!!
     
  14. adek

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    It should be already setup. If not enter the bios and the option you need is booting device. select cdrom. save and exit then it should boot. If not pm me and i will help more
     
  15. Guybrush

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    The chose in BIOS I seem to remember is 1.Floppy, 2.Harddisk,3. CDROM AND 4. NETWORK or something. It says use the up and down arrows to move between them and + to select, thats the bit that confuses me. Probably better wait until I am in front of the computer, though if you can enlighten me more, any help is much appreciated.
     
  16. adek

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    will need to change it so that the cdrom is before the hard drive. try highlighting cdrom and push + to move it up the list.