I did a full reinstallation of windows Xp (Home) but upon restarting, Files and folders were still n my hard drive. Everything on the desktop and start menu was wiped out including video, sound drivers but files and folders were still on the hard drive.
IS this supposed to happen? I thought that the whole hard drive or partition would be wiped out before a new reinstallation by windows?
Although the files and folders were still on the hard drive, was the registry replaced with a fresh new copy or will there still be traces of installed programs still there?
The reason I wanted to reinstall windows was becuase I have downloaded many programs and have mucked about with alot of stuff. things were beginning to go wrong such as programs having to close etc
The method I used to reinstall was to run the Xp disk from windows. Selecting new install (Advanced) option (Not upgrade) and letting it restart etc.
IS this the correct method to do a full reinstallion? eg? clean hard drive and fresh new windows.
When I restarted, I had to install sound drivers and video drivers. Would I need to install motherboard drivers?