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If you wish to do a full system factory recovery, on boot up press Alt & F10, or press F2 or Del on boot up, select the cdrom as first boot device and insert windows cd, save settings and exit for a reboot.

When prompted to press enter to boot from cd, do so and the option to repair or install will appear, choosing install will format your drive.

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