My kids had nothing important to worry about backing up, but they had been playing games on it for a few months, in particular, one was using the Jumpstart learning games.
So, I went thru all the instructions when I ran the reinstall disc. When I was finished I went thru the usual routine-Windows update and AVG anti virus. Then I found that I have two (at least) problems. One- I have no sound, I get an error message telling me that there is a sound device error. Maybe the reinstall disc doesn't have the necessary drivers for what is installed on that machine? I tried to located the sound device in device manager and update the driver but that got me nowhere. The other problem is that XP Pro is still there! I did the boot.ini thing and now it doesnt show up as an option, but all the information it held is still there. When I went to reinstall the Jumpstart games after the format and reinstall I was asked if I wanted to 'repair' since it was already installed?!
I want to format and reinstall again, how can I be sure that I get rid of XP Pro and all of it's files completly?
Thank you in advance