Reformat without XP setup disk. Possible?


G

Gina

I recently got the NT Blaster Worm. I followed all of the
steps to remove this worm and I am still having problems.
I would like to reformat my hard drive completely and
remove everything; however, my HP computer didn't come
with an XP disk. (XP was already installed) so I cannot
simply put my set up disk in and reinstall from scratch.
How would I reformat without this disk. I have also tried
to restore my computer and I am still having my worm
problems. Any ideas? HELP!
Thank you in advance!
Gina
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

HP Pavilion computers have a hidden partition which contains the files necessary
to restore your PC to its original factory condition. Please read and follow these
instructions carefully:

HP Pavilion Desktop PCs - Performing a Full System Recovery in Microsoft Windows XP
http://h20015.www2.hp.com/hub_search/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=bph07145

HP Pavilion Desktop PCs - Obtaining Recovery Discs
http://h20015.www2.hp.com/hub_searc...FIKSBEOSQ?reg=na&cc=us&docName=buh07143&lc=en

HP Instant Support Professional Edition
http://instantsupport.asiapac.hp.com/euserv/jsp/hpinstantsupport.jsp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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|I recently got the NT Blaster Worm. I followed all of the
| steps to remove this worm and I am still having problems.
| I would like to reformat my hard drive completely and
| remove everything; however, my HP computer didn't come
| with an XP disk. (XP was already installed) so I cannot
| simply put my set up disk in and reinstall from scratch.
| How would I reformat without this disk. I have also tried
| to restore my computer and I am still having my worm
| problems. Any ideas? HELP!
| Thank you in advance!
| Gina
 
J

John Michael

Gina,

If HOP did not give you a Windows XP CD, and you have backed up your data,
you may want to follow the HP instructions on how to clean install XP, if
not, you may want to purchase XP Home retail, but then you will lose the
warrenty on your system . You may want to contact HP and see what they say
about the clean isntallation procedures they use in this matter.

John
 
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Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

Ask HP. They would have had to have provided you with a means of
restoring the PC to its original, ex-factory state.

Bruce Chambers
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