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quick question: will booting XP from CD erase my HD?


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rogueleader105

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This is a noobish question, but if I boot my computer form the windows XP reinstallation CD, will that erase my hard drive? Will any data be lost?

ALSO: when someone says they "booted from cd" does that mean the winXP reinstallation cd, or the drivers and utiliies cd?

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1) Not initially but it can wipe the lot if you're not careful.
2) XP CD, yes.
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Thank you!

Where can I go/how can I learn how to do this properly without loss of data?
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What is your exact computer problem and what do you want to achieve?
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No it won't :)
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