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How???? How do I reformat the os...by the way, what does "os" stand for? Thanks Girlndixie

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  • dawnsy Sep 13, 2008

    yes, I want to restore my os to its factory settings,(if it will get rid of the administrator pass word). I let someone borrow a computer of mine and they changed the administrator password. They can't remember it so I can't get past the administrator log in screen. What do I do about this? Do I just forget it and throw the whole thing in the garbage? It is useless to me if I can't get any further than this. thanx

  • dawnsy Sep 13, 2008

    My problem is that I loaned my old computer (a 3year old dell dimension 2400 with windows xp) to a friend. They changed the administrator password but didn't realize it. I asked them the password and they said they never changed it. But I click on the password hint and the hint has changed so I know they changed the password. I can't get pass the administrator login page. It is still a pretty decent computer, but it is useless as it is. I don't know how to fix it. I have tried restoring it to the factory settings but it won't let me do that. I turn it on and hold the ctrl + F11 key down and it ask me for another pass word which I don't know either. This is the message I get when I go through these steps: "Primary drive 1 not found

    Type the password and....

    press to leave

    press

    I got to type something and it won't type anything in

    then I get a message that says

    System halted must power down_



    What do I do? thanx for your help



    I am wanting to fix it to give to a mission that helps people get off drugs and helps them to learn skills. I wanted to donate it so that they could use it in their school to learn typing and different things. It is useless the way it is.

  • dawnsy Sep 14, 2008

    Yes it is . How do I reformat my hard disk with the screen I now have as described in the Sept. 13th post. Thank you Dawnsy

  • dawnsy Sep 14, 2008

    Is the operating system reinstallation cd the same thing as a recovery cd or recovery partition? That is the only cd I have. I have put it in my drive and turned the computer on while holding down ctrl + F11 keys. I still get the same message asking for a password and when I try to type something my keyboard doesn't type. thanx dawnsy

  • froggus May 11, 2010

    OS stands for Operating System. Windows XP is an example of an OS. When you reformat your hard disk this removes the operating system (windows) and all data contained on that hard disk or partition (usually the C drive) including your programs and documents, photos, videos etc. Is this what you want to do?

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You need either a Recovery CD or Recovery partition. Most systems come with a disc marked Recovery. If you dont have one of these discs post back the model of your system and we can tell you whether it should have come with one.

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