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Don't know how to reformat my emachine T5010 desktop PC

How do you use the disk to reformat computer, and do you have to go into the Bios settings? I have a T5010 DESKTOP EMACHINES.

I have the emachines Microsoft Windows xp Home Edition System recovery CD/DVD.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    xp windows comes up but will not start

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    my computer always hang and every time i surf the net or go chatting with my sister she said some message appear on her instant message that comes from i see that too but i did not anything,i think my computer got virus what will i do even i try to download anti virus it still happen

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Reformatting your Windows computer is usually the absolute last resort and is often done unnecessarily. Before you go through the process of doing a reformat of your hard drive please take a few moments to read through the rest of our website. If you are reformatting to fix problems with your Windows computer it's possible that by using some of the tips on our site, or by downloading or purchasing some of the tools or products that we link to, you might be able to avoid the need to reformat your computer. Because doing a complete reformat of your computer will erase the contents of the hard drive and require you to reinstall all software, reformatting is usually a last resort. Some Computer Manufacturers Make Reformatting EasyMany name-brand PC manufacturers include a restore-disk which makes it easy to reformat your PC and return it to the state it was in on the day you purchased it. Some manufactures supply only a standard Microsoft Windows CD, and some (usually lower-end PC manufacturers) supply neither! If your PC did not come with a restore or reformatting CD, then you will need to take extra steps to format your hard drive and get Windows re-installed. Back Up Your Files Before You Reformat Your Windows PC!Because the reformat or restore process erases everything on your computer, it is critical to have a backup of any important files on your computer. You will also need your original software install disks to reinstall any software you have purchased.
Things to do before you reformat your PC hard drive

  • Write down or print out all notes and internet pages because once the format process begins, you will no longer have access to them (or anything else in the PC)
  • As already stated, BACKUP all important files and data! When you reformat your computer everything will be erased!
  • Make sure you have all the CDs and other software. All programs will have to be reinstalled after you format the hard drive. Don't forget about software that came with hardware such as printers, scanners, etc.
  • Write down the brand and information for all the hardware on your computer. Look in the Device Manager and make note of the brand and model of network adaptors, video cards, sound cards, printers, modems, and displays. After reformatting you might need this information to reinstall drivers.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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    Pablo Csaky Nov 15, 2008

    Step 1: Partition the hard disk
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    a.
    Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup program.

    Note If you are using the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each additional disk when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.

    b.
    If you are prompted, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD or DVD drive.

    c.
    If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver. For more information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    314859 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859/) Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup

    d.
    At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

    Note If you are using the Setup disks (six bootable disks), the setup prompts you to insert the Windows XP CD.

    e.
    Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

    f.
    If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

    g.
    All existing partitions and non-partitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select an existing partition, or create a new partition by selecting the non-partitioned space where you want to create a new partition. You can also press C to create a new partition using non-partitioned space.

    Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition. You can press D to delete an existing partition, and then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this step for each existing partition that you want to include in the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining non-partitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.

    h.
    To create the partition with the maximum size, press ENTER. To specify the partition size, type the size in megabytes (MB) for the new partition, and then press ENTER.

    i.
    If you want to create additional partitions, repeat steps g. and h.

    j.
    To format the partition and install Windows XP, go to step 2.

    If you do not want to install Windows XP, press F3 two times to exit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps in this article.

    To format the partition without installing Windows XP, use a different utility.
    Step 2: Format the hard disk and install Windows XP
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    a.
    Use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER.

    b.
    Select the format option that you want to use to format the partition. You can select from the following options:




    Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)


    Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)


    Format the partition by using the NTFS file system


    Format the partition by using the FAT file system


    Leave the current file system intact (no changes)Notes




    If the selected partition is a new partition, the option to leave the current file system intact is not available.


    If the selected partition is larger than 32 gigabytes (GB), the FAT file system option is not available.


    If the selected partition is larger than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press ENTER to confirm).


    If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.


    If you deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing Windows XP on a different partition, you are prompted to select a file system for both the System and Startup partitions.

    c.
    Press ENTER.

    d.
    After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install Windows XP. After the Windows Setup program is finished and you have restarted the computer, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions. For additional information about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition and format your hard disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    309000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/) How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP

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No just put the cd/dvd in the drive and follow the instruction

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