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I am trying to format my laptop and its letting me do that but when it shuts down after formating to install windows it just boot the cd up again to formating. any idea why ?

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Remove the floppy disk and reboot to your cd and continue the installation

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After you're done installing the windows components from the setup CD your computer will restart , then while its restarting it will ask you again to Press any key to Boot from CD so in order for it to continue the installation of the operating system dont press any key, just let it load by itself then that should continue now with the operating system setup..

Hope that helps...............

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If you mean wiping out all the data and operating system then -
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If you do not wish to continue installing Windows then Exit and shut down the computer.

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First you must boot from a CD or DVD or from a floppy disk and not from the hard drive.

Creating a Windows XP boot disk

Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.

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When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.

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  2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
  3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
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1. Restart the computer while it is rebooting keep on tapping on F12
2. In the boot menu option select on CD/DVD Rom the press Enter
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try formatting it in the desktop pc then put it back into the laptop to install windows so it can configure your devices while installing

I hope this helps

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My computer came up with a blue screen that said system error said something about a physical memory dump and that it is shutting down the computer to keep me from losing my files, that was all I got from...


Not necessarily. This usually means an error somewhere in the critical operating system files. whether this is software problem or hardware remains to be seen.
Assuming that you will, sadly; not be able to access the operating system again, you can still access the files and get a back up using a hard drive adapter: http://www.coolmaxusa.com./productDetails.asp?item=CD-350-COMBO&details=overview&subcategory=converter&category=converter
This does involve having another pc to load the files onto. Once the data is backed up a format will indicate if its a hardware issue but hopefully the format will manage any bad sectors. Once the format is complete the hard drive can be placed back in the laptop and an OS can be reloaded.
This all is if you wish to backup, you can just load in an OS cd/recovery disk and let it format the drive and just Install rewriting over any data and formatting around any potential bad sectors on the drive.

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I click F8 and choose option safe mode. It starts to go then shuts off and starts the restart with out ever restarting over and over.


corrupt OS...
system files are corrupt....re-format and install OS....
i your are using WinXP my website can be of some help...
www.sureshayyar.110mb.com
also do this...if ur data in the PC is not critical and u dont mind loosing them..
do a low level format...
http://www.4shared.com/file/gTU7Zdj3/boot-cd-iso.html
get this application from my shared drive and burn a CD...on another machine.....in this laptop ensure boot seq is set to CDrom as 1st boot drive in BIOS...insert the CD in the laptop....with the software u downloaded....power off and power on again....let it boot from the CD... let the DOS application start....use an application called KILLDISK on the left side of the DOS application that comes up...follow onscreen inst....ur disk will be as god as new....have patience...a 20 GB disk will take aprox 1 hr to become clean....a 100 GB disk will take more than 5 hrs...u can then install Windows after formating and partition...
all the best

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Windows Reinstallation Disk option:

Insert Windows Reinstallation disk into tray, Boot to CD/DVD-ROM by pressing F12 at initial boot screens, delete existing Windows partition, re-create partition, and then follow steps to reinstall Windows. This will lead you to an option for formatting hard drive. I recommend choosing the full format versus the quick, from this point you can let windows install, or just shut the computer down when the format finishes. You will have to watch the progress, though, if you don't want the install to commence.


Boot disk option:

For XP, 95, 98, or ME, follow the instructions at this MS article page. It will walk you through creating a boot disk that will allow you to format.

You will need a floppy disk or CD

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press key and follow the instructions, it will give you the option to format the laptop before it reinstalls it again.

any problems just let me know

All the best

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