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mleo67

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hiya all,
first i wanna start by saying i'm fairly new to the reformatting stuff.
ok.now for my question,i got caught with a virus nad now my os wont boot up.
once i start the comp it says windows couldnt start...(missing file or corrupt..
"windows root/system32/hal.dll)ive just about tried everything ive being told to do.
and still the same,plus i'm limited when i dont have a recovery disk.i would like to know what steps i would have to take in refomatting my hard drive..running windows xp media edition,and would like to change to xp pro...would i need a boot up disk?,if yes ,where would i go in getting it?, can anyone please take a moment in explaining step by step in how,i havent got a clue :tazz: where and how to start. :help!!!!!: :)
thanks,
cluesless,in how to get this done !!!!
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Poetic.Garbage

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Have you tried the stuff located here --> http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

Please let me know wether this helps or not.
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Poetic.Garbage

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To re-install windows on your computer you will need the following:

Windows Xp Disc. and Cd-Key (Doesn't matter which Windows Xp CD you use, as long as you have a CD-Key that is for THAT version of windows)

Please insert your Windows Xp CD into the computer, and bootup.
Start like you would be doing a new installattion.
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Press F8, to accept the EULA
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Then Select a Fresh Installation
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And select to overwrite anything that was already there.
If given the option, go ahead and format the drive.





Please let me know if this works for you or not!

Edited by Poetic.Garbage, 21 August 2005 - 12:47 AM.

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Poetic.Garbage

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Well I have to get to bed, will have another look at the issue tommorrow.

Gnight.
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mleo67

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sorry i posted the same topic over...didnt know how to reply back....
still no luck on my journey on reformatting my drive,but do appreciate all
the help in your replies..if anything new for my help,please would still appreciate the help...
thanks!
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