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    Need help reformatting an XP PC

    Hey all.
    My PC at the minute is in dire need of a complete reformat. Things have stopped working (Especially after updates for said things)

    But either way I need to format anyway. Now I have Killdisk, but it can't format the PC if XP is running, and so I need to start up DOS before XP kicks in.
    I made an XP boot disk, but it just doesn't seem to bring up the command prompt thing before it kicks in a brings up the log in for XP.

    I'd be grateful for any help anyone can give me. Thanks!

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    Press F8 after the memory check is finished, and it should bring up the safe mode options, which includes running it under the command prompt.

    You could also try putting your XP disc in and booting from that. It should have a format/reinstall option.


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    Cheers Rork, I'll have to give that a go later on
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