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Computers? Easy?? Have an armada e500. on going problem. lady brought it in to fix. had windows proffessional on it but it wouldn't boot up, kept on cycling through a bootup loop. she has no disks for it so I had to search through hp and compaq. I searched microsoft and found files for a win xp home installation using floppies. I formatted the hard drive with a long gone msdos file I had. What I have is an operating machine that nothing runs on it. the cmos battery is shot but I rigged up the 3 volts necessary for it. I can't get the cdrom to be recognized. How do I wipe out everything off the hard drive and start over. This thing is driving me nuts!

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If you are trying to boot with a cd then you need to have your cd rom drive as the first boot option, which is in the bios (f2 or DEL on boot up). I you have your own windows CD, then you can format the hard drive using the cd.

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