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Formatting laptop i need to format my laptop which is acer i'm new to this.......... could u give me instructions in formatting my laptop

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  • McFoni Apr 04, 2009

    How do i formatt my acer travelmate 3260 laptop computer? please give me directions

  • hcsr
    hcsr May 11, 2010

    What model is your laptop? Acer????

    do you have the cd with XP or VISTA

    try pressing f10 or f12 when atarting and you should get a menu of what device to load from and pick you cd-rom with you cd already in the drive



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Before you start doing anything you should download your drivers from acer's web site. Save them on a cd or a flash drive. Once you put your operating system CD (xp, vista, 98, 2000 doesn't really matter) restart your laptop. It will prompt you with "press any key to start from CD" and you press enter or space bar. This will take you to setup screen. The setup will ask you what you want to do. Repair, or install. You need to select install. Next will be the partition setup. If you want to divide your hard drive two seperate pieces in example you have 80 G hard drive and you can set it up as C drive 40 G and D drive 40 G, you need to do it in this section. If not just follow the instructions. It'll also ask you if you want to delete the partition, I would suggest to delete it. It'll give you a fresh start. Then it'll tell you if you delet the partition you will loose all the documents in your hard drive which is your goal anyways. After you delete the partition it will format the hard drive (it has to) and will install all your operating system components. When its done this is what you need to do. Right click on my computer and click on properties. On the general tab click on device manager. When device manager opens up you will see some hardware devices with a yellow question mark beside it. Those are the ones that you need to install drivers for. That's why we wanted to create that driver CD or Flash drive. Once you intall the necessary driver, you are good to go. If you have any questions let me know, I'll walk you through.

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hi there
there are couple of steps involved in formating the laptop.
i will try to give simple and easy solution
--> save/backup all your important data into external hard drive or DVD/CD so you will not loose the data
--> i hope you have the xp cd with you
--> put the xp cd in the drive
--> restart the computer
--> press del/f2 to go to BIOS (setup)
--> in boot configure first drive should be your dvd drive
--> press F10/ save changes and exit
--> it will ask press any key to load from cd
--> after that the xp setup will start
--> follow the instructions
--> you can delete and create partitions here too or simply format the drive
--> install the xp
--> install the drivers
--> your laptop is ready to go but dont forget to change the BIOS setting to normal again.

hope it will help you sir.

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