A "clean" install means that you erase the hard drive and re-install all
the software from scratch:
If you have a Windows installation CD:
"Clean Install Windows XP"
If you are using the computer manufacturer's recovery CDs or recovery
partition, and no instructions on using them came with the computer,
contact the computer manufacturer for assistance. Exact instructions
vary with the particular make and model of computer.
Errare humanum est
> I am trying to do a clean reinstall of my sister's computer and for
> some weird reason, I cannot get into the Setup nor Boot Menu. When I
> restart the PC and press either F2 or F12, prior to the Windows screen,
> it does nothing. I tried for several hours last night.
> What could be wrong? Is there another way for me to get into the Boot
> Menu from the command line so that I can change the boot order to boot
> from CD?