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Reformat I have tryed to reformatt my DELL Comp Boot up F12 option 4 it runs then goes back to option F1 or F2 it will not run reformat. Were am i going wrong? I have the orginal Cd re-install dics. help

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Hi,

step 1 - First insert the windows xp cd in your cd drive.
step 2 - Then start your computer and keep pressing F12 key on your keyboard.
step 3 - After pressing F12 key,it will show you some options to select from where you want to boot from.
step 4 - Select 'Boot from CD drive/USB cd drive'
step 5 - Now it will try to boot from your bootable windows xp cd which you have inserted in th CD drive.
step 6 - After reading the CD it will prompt you to 'Press any key to boot from CD drive'
step 7 - At this moment press any key.Remeber you will have to press any key while this prompt appears.otherwise it will boot from your Hard disk drive.
step 8 - After pressing any key it will start windows xp setup.


Thanks

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