i suggest this to a lot of ppl for some reason or the other.Use the microsoft xp cd that came with ur computer.
plz dont mess that part up.
insert the disk in the computer....
and activate the bios by pressing del right after you press the reboot button on ur computer.
go to the disk priority.
change the boot order so that the cd drive loads first.
press F8- the key and then hit ok.
reboot by the power button
there will be a one line messsage:
Please any key to boot from disk....
so press a key.
the cd will do some tests... ignore all that crap
then it will ask you to
- Install XP system
- Repair windows using repair console
select install xp system
it will give you more options.
- Repair windows
- Install Fresh copy of windows
Select repair windows.
it willl reinstall the windows xp.important information. this will not delete any of ur files or programs. hovewer ur service packs will be gone. so re-download them.
it will finally show a blue screen with words and graphics and everything. it will start installing and doing all the crap it needs to. when you see this screen though.
PRESS SHIFT+ F10 -again F10 the key-
this will load Command Prompt
Type this command in:
a dialog with all the user accounts will come up and then select the account that is the admin or all of the accounts and reset their passwords using the password reset button.
after this enter the following command
this will exit the cmd
Let the installation complete.---- takes about 30- 45 mins.
And after all this work