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\015 What is the preceedure to format/reinstall xp pro. compaq presario 700\015

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The best way to do this is to prepare well ahead of time by making a Slipstreamed SP3 cd to aid in the installation. This will save you days updating the service packs and security patches from Microsoft that you'll have to do if you use your original install cd. You can learn how to do this by reading Slipstream SP3 and EG Slipstream XP
Here are a series of resources to help you on your way.
Begin here and see this MSKB article and the links in BC's post here

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Hi there. If you have, either an XP disc, or a HP recovery disc, put the disc in the cd/dvd tray as soon as you turn the system on. It may ask you to "Press any key to boot from CD-ROM....", just press a key. Follow the on screen instructions, and everything should be fine.
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