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I bought Used P4 computers how to completly clean & format

I bought used computers mostly P4 from a utilities company auction and met the following problems:
· Administrator & user passwords (I got rid of some by formatting XP) but could not with the rest because of PC when booting ignores the sequence…why?
· How to clean everything stored and make a brand new one?
· I got problems with the sound after formatting it is not working ?

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The only solution in your problem is to format your computer to make a brand new one and to get rid of administrator & password..

and for your sound problem...

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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    the only solution in your problem is to format your computer to make a brand new one and to get rid of administrator & password..

    and for your sound problem...
    1. if you have the mother board driver try to install the driver for sound.
    2. If you dont have the mother board cd...try to download thr driver for your sound card....just search the type/model of *********** board..then install it

    Hope this can help your probz...



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By getting rid from the passwords you need to set your CMOS to its default settings. if you cant get into CMOS setup because of password, you have to turn off your PC, you need to open the CPU (if you have the manual better seeing it), then, near the battery it has a jumper you need to short circuit it, if you don't know how, go to the service center near you and ask for help. about the sound, if the audio is built-in, you need the utility CD to install the audio driver, if it doesn't have any, write down the main-board model and search it over the net or buy an audio card,  plug it in and install the driver

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If you have more than one system after formatting, that means that you did not format.

To format the computer you need to explicitely chose the format disk option during installation.

The situation would not be much different. You will just have only one system booting.

T+If you want to sort out the booting order, and delete the booting from old os with users and password, see:How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP.

Regarding the sound , you do not have sound because you do not have the proper driver software.

There are two way out of this:

1 You note all the number printed on the motherboard you can find out what driver is needed and find a download.

2 Faster solution, you buy a new Audio card for $10 and install it inside the PC: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound Card .

An alternative solution will be contacting a computer repair shop and having the computer setup done in an optimal way.

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