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    OK, so my computer crashed for some odd reason, wouldn't start up, but I still had all the stuff on my hard drive. So, then I accidently installed another copy of WindowsXP instead of overwriting the old one, so I need to know how to delete the old installation.

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    OK, here's my second problem. On my old Windows installation, I made my user account's documents only avaliable to my account, and other account couldn't access them. So using my new installation, I can't get into them, and I can't use my old installation cause it doesn't work.

    Please help meee!

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    can I curse? FUCK!
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    Just do a full reformat and your on your way
    As for your second problem.. i dont think there is a way to access them then.. sorry

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    Call Bill Gates and demand a refund.

    Failing that perhaps one of our esteemed tech mavens will happen along and be able to help.

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  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    I have too much on this comp to do a full reformat. And the annoying thing is, I can't even delete the folder that is in my second problem :S

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    Just reformat, and once you get a fresh and perfect instalation of your operating system & programs save the whole thing on 3 or 4 cd using Norton Ghost.

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    Originally posted by Joey13@2 November 2003 - 04:54
    I have too much on this comp to do a full reformat. And the annoying thing is, I can't even delete the folder that is in my second problem :S
    what if u log in w/the same username and password? will that allow u access 2 the directory? and if so, move it 2 another partition temporarily, and format and start over again - just 2 have a clean install.

    oh yeah, i tried that once clocker/max hedrum - he said "no" -

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    How do you reformat XP?

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    Originally posted by RyanHayes1984@2 November 2003 - 07:09
    How do you reformat XP?
    ummm - when u re-install it, it gives u the option 2 re-install over existing or start anew - if u start new, it allows u 2 format the drive in any file system u choose (NTFS or FAT32).

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    I think the PC only has System Restore and System Recovery....

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    what the hell are you talking about?

    this post is guaranteed 100% parrot-free

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