Clean Install Windows XP without being in Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by behemoth, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. behemoth

    behemoth Guest

    Hello everyone,



    My problem is that my computer wont get to the desktop because it is so
    rooted with viruses and what not (the windows loading screen finishes then i
    get some message and a blank black screen), so i would like to clean install
    windows xp but when i search for clean install/boot on google and microsoft
    it says i must go to the start menu for the first step in the procedure. Is
    there an option for me to clean install as i cannot get into windows?



    also i have windows xp academic upgrade, and the full version on W98, would
    this mean id have to install 98 and then XP ontop of it?







    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
     
    behemoth, Aug 16, 2008
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  2. behemoth

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 16/08/2008 in message
    <> behemoth wrote:

    >My problem is that my computer wont get to the desktop because it is so
    >rooted with viruses and what not (the windows loading screen finishes then
    >i
    >get some message and a blank black screen), so i would like to clean
    >install
    >windows xp but when i search for clean install/boot on google and microsoft
    >it says i must go to the start menu for the first step in the procedure. Is
    >there an option for me to clean install as i cannot get into windows?


    Are you trying to install XP Pro x64? This group is specifically aimed at
    64 bit Windows.
    The usual way to do a clean install is to boot from the Windows CD/DVD,
    but all the data on your OS drive (usually 'C') will be totally,
    irretrievably lost in the process.

    >also i have windows xp academic upgrade, and the full version on W98, would
    >this mean id have to install 98 and then XP ontop of it?


    No, the new OS will ask you to put the W98 CD in at an early stage of the
    install so it can check it, you don't need to install it.

    --
    Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
    "Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying,
    but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?"
     
    Jeff Gaines, Aug 16, 2008
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  3. This is a 64bit newsgroup, and I suspect your question is about regular
    32-bit Windows XP, but a quick answer to get you started - you need a
    bootable CD of Windows XP. You boot from the CD, and run the installation
    from there. In your case, where you know you're trying to repair a machine
    that is seriously infected, I suggest you start by deleting your partitions
    and recreating them, and then format your drives. A complete wipe of the
    computer.

    If your computer came with an OEM "Restore" disk, you can use that. In both
    these cases, however, you're going to lose your existing files.

    --
    Charlie.
    "behemoth" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    >
    >
    > My problem is that my computer wont get to the desktop because it is so
    > rooted with viruses and what not (the windows loading screen finishes then
    > i
    > get some message and a blank black screen), so i would like to clean
    > install
    > windows xp but when i search for clean install/boot on google and
    > microsoft
    > it says i must go to the start menu for the first step in the procedure.
    > Is
    > there an option for me to clean install as i cannot get into windows?
    >
    >
    >
    > also i have windows xp academic upgrade, and the full version on W98,
    > would
    > this mean id have to install 98 and then XP ontop of it?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance to anyone who can help
    >
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 16, 2008
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