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How do I format my acer computer without a recovery disc

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  • gregjon101 Oct 15, 2008

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What operating system?

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • J. May Oct 17, 2008

    I am so sorry for not contacting you sooner. Years ago I made some bootable floppies in MS XP. It took around 6-8 floppies, and I had to use them on occasion when I had problems with operating system CDs, and needed a diskette to allow me to start the format. You could probably burn the same to a CD.



    I believe that the following link will get you to a point where you can download the bootable diskettes.



    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...



    Typically what you simply do when you use a boot disk is just place it in the computer then start it. It will then go into the set-up process, but you will still need a operating system disk in order to install the operating system. After you install the basic files the computer will restart then you need the actual OS to finish the format/reinstallation process. Sometimes prior to placing the OS disk into the computer and restarting you have to go into the computer system bios and set it up to boot from a CD ROM verses the hard drive, or floppy drive. The boot disk files are the same initial files that you will find on a OS CD. Hope this helps.

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