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FORMATTING I was wondering, how do I do a format? I know that i right click my my c drive and click format but the thing is tht, my laptop did not come with a back cd =[ Can you please help. thank you

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  • leadzombie Jan 25, 2009

    But I have the sticker on the bottom of my laptop. My whole problem is this, i have windows xp but i recently downloaded this vista program called "Vista By Hamed". It changes your computer looks to vista. but i dont want tht anymore and people have said tht i should format my computer and reinstall. but i dnt have a recovery cd !!!!!


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Tap F8 during startup and select recovery console
Format your drive with windows in there

However if you haven't got a Windows XP CD what are you going to do after you have formatted the drive?

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  • Peter Conway Jan 25, 2009

    Ok, put in the disk and select install, during the install you will get an option to format


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In case you have bad sectors in the pen drive ,It wont Function properly , its always advisable to Format the Pen drive and Use it Afresh .

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If you didn't get a cd with your laptop, the laptop manufacturers usually set up a special recovery partition so that your system can be restored to its' original factory condition (of course, doing this will wipe out _all_ of your data). Your start menu should have an entry that says "recovery", or something similar. The recovery process should also provide you with an opportunity to make your own recovery cd (or dvd). I strongly recommend that you take the time to do so before going any further. That way if you have a hard drive issue you won't be stuck out in the cold with no operating system.

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