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Hi I downloaded service pack 2 of XP and now I think my computer has a virus
and need to re-install my older version pack 1. The problem is my disk will
not boot up when i restart or torn off then on my computer and I dont know
how to format the drive. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
Thank You.
 
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If you have a windows 98 boot-up disk you can use it to format your hard
drive. Then reload Windows XP using your CD-ROM. You may have to change your
set-up settings to boot-up to the CD-Rom first. Hope it works!!

"Daniel Roberts" wrote:

> Hi I downloaded service pack 2 of XP and now I think my computer has a virus
> and need to re-install my older version pack 1. The problem is my disk will
> not boot up when i restart or torn off then on my computer and I dont know
> how to format the drive. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
> Thank You.
>
>
>
 

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Why do you have to format the HDD to uninstall SP2.

"Dave & Stacey" wrote:

> If you have a windows 98 boot-up disk you can use it to format your hard
> drive. Then reload Windows XP using your CD-ROM. You may have to change your
> set-up settings to boot-up to the CD-Rom first. Hope it works!!
>
> "Daniel Roberts" wrote:
>
> > Hi I downloaded service pack 2 of XP and now I think my computer has a virus
> > and need to re-install my older version pack 1. The problem is my disk will
> > not boot up when i restart or torn off then on my computer and I dont know
> > how to format the drive. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
> > Thank You.
> >
> >
> >
 
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Is your PC set to boot from CD-ROM in the BIOS? Visit my website
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq button and take a look
at question 13. Also for an illustrated guide to installing Windows XP take
a look at question 85

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"Daniel Roberts" <daniel.roberts87@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Hi I downloaded service pack 2 of XP and now I think my computer has a
> virus and need to re-install my older version pack 1. The problem is my
> disk will not boot up when i restart or torn off then on my computer and I
> dont know how to format the drive. If anyone can help it would be much
> appreciated Thank You.
>