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How to reformat your system with windows Vista or windows 7

If your system is giving you so much performance problem and you have fixed it now and then, you it may be time to reformat the system.

To start you must have the OS CD you want to run on your system. It may be the same as the one you are running or a new version. I will advice you get the original CD of the OS this way you can be sure you are installing a complete and certified version of the OS. It will also be bootable. You should also have the copy of all the software you want to run on the system. You may also download the latest drives for the OS before start the re-installation.

Before starting, move all your document and other important files to the D drive if you have a Drive on your system or to an external drive.

Put the OS CD on the CD-ROM and restart the system. As the system boots it will prompt you to press any key to boot from the CD-ROM. at this time press any key and the system will boot from the system. It will prompt you for upgrade or custom installation. Chose custom installation and you will be prompted to choose the drive to install into. Chose drive C and chose the delete option. (Note that this will wipe out all you have previously on this drive).

You will be returned to previous window (with drive and option to delete format etc) click continue and when prompted to format click continue. (Note: this will give you a clean installation with the files and error in the old installation).

After the formatting process the OS is temporarily load to the hard disk and the installation continues. Read very prompting properly before accepting any option provided. Follow the on screen guide and complete the installation. at the end of the installation you will be prompted to enter the computer name and password you can change the default suggested computer name and enter your preferred name. Then enter your drsired password.

When you complete this process you have installed a new OS on your system. Update the driver on the system with the drive CD or the downloaded drivers.

Install other necessary software and your system is as good as new.

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Computer infested and very slow

Reformatting is the best solution for that. Just have your important files backed up first in a safe partition like drive D: and then reformat drive C: After successfully reformatting, don't ever open drive D yet because the virus in there might destroy your system and programs again. You can connect to the internet to get the latest version of AVG. If you are willing to spend a few bucks, you can go for paid AV but if not, I am suggesting free AVG as it won't corrupt your system.

Nov 25, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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how to reformat my acer netbook ZA3, when the time i started to perform the reformating... the "BOOTMGR is missing" appered on the sceen.

Usually that isnt an issue with the computer but what you are reformatting it with, if you are using a live usb CD or a CD to reformat try making a new copy, I constantly run into that error when im trying to get my Acer Aspire to boot to a linux build on my USB. Most of the time it can be fixed by re-doing the process or using a diffrent tool to burn the iso onto the CD/USB

Sep 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how can I restart my computer from zero , like if it was brand new?

In case of system failure or instability, the computer provides the following tool to recover your files:

f11 recovery tools: You can use the f11 recovery tools to recover your original hard drive image.

The image includes the Windows operating system and software programs installed at the


Restart the computer.

Hit F11 while the computer is restarting. Then follow the directions.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

May 12, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Laptop

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How to reformat an HP Pavilion a1220n

same procedure turn on the PC and press f10, follow what the the PC instruction. your choice destruction or repair go for destruction that is reformat and get back to factory setting or original setting.

Apr 26, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1220n (A1220NED904AA) PC...

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just trying to restore from scratch how do i?

Just restart the system holding down f11 key till you hear a beep.

This gives you options for restore. It depends on you to go further.

That fixes your question.

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Apr 24, 2009 | Microsoft HP Pavilion DV6276US Notebook PC

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