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Formatting probem i have problem wen i try to reformat my pc bec i have 3 OS use but it cant read it to my cd rom so untill now i cant reformat my pc..but my cd rom is okie i can listen to the music and watch movie in my pc ...but wen my cd in OS cannot read it....wen i scanned my computer i see result on FILE: boot sector of disk RESULT/INFECTION: change PATH: C: wat is that mean ?i think that is the problem why i cant reformat my pc ..i hope u can help me..

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Your os cd gone bad, try to get another os cd and boot the system from that cd.

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I want to reformat my PC but the DVD ROM cant read disk i change the hardware but still the same


You can use USB Drive to install OS on you PC.
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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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My operating system was damaged by virus,i need ro reformat my computer..how can i reformat my competer?


Install the XP discs and restart the machine. It should boot from the discs. Then follow the onscreen instructions. You will want to reformat your main drive. (C:)

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I need to reformat a CD-R. While burning sosund on this CD an errore occured and the disk was ejected. Can this CD be reformatted?


No, you cannot reformat CD-R (CD rom) nor you cannot modify the contents of a CD-Rom. The File system of a CD-R is Read Only Memory (ROM).
And you can Reformat a CD-R/W (Re-writeable).

If you need further help, let me know.

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How to reformat a computer


Insert the Microsoft Windows XP Professional CD-ROM into your computer.
Restart your computer, and choose "change boot order", and choose to boot from the CD-ROM.
Follow the on-screen prompts.

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How to reformat pc


boot to operating system cd. following the instructions to format pc using os cd.

May 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to format os in compaq cq40-616tu os is windows xp sp3


If you not a professional, don't worry about it.

Follow these steps;

  1. Insert the Windows XP CD in CD-ROM/ DVD-ROM etc.
  2. Boot from CD-ROM and press any key when it required.
  3. Now press enter
  4. Press F8 when it will be required.
  5. Now select the drive C for installaiton of OS XP.
  6. Now choose format option FORMAT with NTFS or FORMAT with FAT (its your own choice)
  7. Now press F
  8. After formatting the files will be installed to copy on the disk and now in the end follow the instructions to installing windows.

Good Luck

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Need to reformat and reinstall os and updates


This can be done using your recovery cd that came with your pc. Power on your pc, and at the same time press the button on the cd drive to open it. Put the recovery disk (or the os system disk) into the cd drive and restart the pc. It should automatically boot from the cd and ask what you want to do. You can then choose to format the c: drive. It will warn you that you will lose all data on that drive, but since you should have it all on your software disks, you can choose ok. If you don't have all on your cd's, then you should try to get the software saved before you format the c: drive. You can use a startup cd for that, and save the software to a flash drive. Then you can format c:

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Reformatting problem


Do you mean that you are re-loading windows? if you are when it reboots after re-loading and it says boot/start with cd-rom support do not press enter again or anything else for that matter because if you do it will keep taking you through the whole process again. Once it has loaded and reboots do not press anything it will start windows( even though it gives you the option to start with cd-rom support - just ignore it), itself and take you to the welcome screen etc... once this happens you can take the disk out.

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Installing operating system using cmos set up


yep. Insert your windows xp disc into the cd-rom dirve. Then boot from the disc and follow through the setup process.

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