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I want to format my laptop, but my DVD R/RW doesn't work. I want format it using my 1GB Pen Drive. could You help us.

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  • kwanheng May 11, 2010

    I'm don't think the computer will detect usb when formating you will need a cd/dvd rom to format the laptop, as the normally you will need to install drivers to allow the computer will detect the use on a desktop, correct me if im working please, thank you

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Formatting your laptop's hard drive is as simple as typing "format c:" at any command prompt. No DVD or Pen Drive is required. But formatting will erase all data on the hard drive. You need to have a working CD or DVD drive unless your computer will boot from a USB port, otherwise you will have no way to reload your operating system.

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The computer will not detect usb when your installing windows so it means that you cannot format a computer with a pen drive in short

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