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Can't reformat hard drive

Hi, My Averatec 3150H-01 recently shutdown for no reason when trying to configure Microsoft Office. I am unable to boot up the computer. WHen I try to format the hard drive, using the recovery media, the computer will ask if I want to send some type of ghost output file to an a: drive (which doesn't exist). I have found no way around this problem so far. I gather that the computer is trying to backup some of it's files, but because it wants to do so to the a: drive, It can't, and so I get an error, and cannot use the recovery media. What should I do? Thanks in advance.. shawn

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Re: Can't reformat hard drive

When the pc is booting press F8 to get into safe mode. When the menu loads up highlight last known good configuration and select. hopefully the reboot will bring you into windows. If no luck and if you have a recovery cd you will need to enter the bios F2 or Del on boot up and in advanced cmos settings change the first boot device to CDRom. Insert your disc and re boot and press any key to boot from cd when prompted. When given the option to press 'R' for repair or Enter to install, press 'R' as this willinstall windows without you losing all your documents and setings. Hopefully you won't need to do that as the first part of solution should sort it.

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