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  • Hi,

    My child deleted the windows XP pro operating system off the computer. I have the label showing the computer came with windows but no disc. What do i do?

    Steve

    Saturday, October 15, 2011 6:51 PM

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  • if you have the windows XP sp2 disk, you can repair the OS. Can you tell me how did he delete the OS ??

    Here are the steps to repair the windows XP sp2:

    1.Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.


    2.When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below 
    This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
       Windows XP to run on your computer:

        To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

        To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

        To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

    3.Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
     
    do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press  R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press  R". 
    4.Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
    5.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2!
    6.Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.  Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.


    Regards, h9ck3r.
    Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:48 PM