I have two relatively old laptops (2005/2006), both of which run Windows XP, which I would like to formant and reload with the original software (Iíve saved all of the relevant data onto an external drive).
It worked well on the oldest of the two Ė but Iím not getting very far with the other one.
Strange thing is that when I put in the recovery cd and try to boot from the cd in BIOS, nothing happens when I press enter.
However, if I exit BIOS and go into Windows, by accessing the cd via My Computer I can (although I haven't yet) install Windows.
I'm not sure this would have the desired effect, as I'd really like to clear off the hard drive before reinstalling. Would I automatically clear off the hard drive if I install Windows this way, or would it be just an 'overwrite' of what's already on there, leaving any non-Windows files unaffected?