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P4vmm2 trying to format with XP sp2 CD...gets 100% through format...then gives message, "setup was unable to format partition. the disk may be damaged". tried swapping drives, CD's, boards...ALL mm2 boards give same error, have tried 6

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Trying to get nvida 5200 to work, cant get video, only in default video mode.

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Your intel processor(weakened) may also be the culprit..try to swap other processor.

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How would i go about formatting a computer?

How to Format a Computer

Want to know how to format a computer hard drive?Need to learn how to format your computer and start with a clean slate? Formatting a disk prepares the surface of the drive to accept and store data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.

Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.

How to Format Computer Quick Links:
How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, & ME
Wipe All Data Before Formatting
Reinstall Windows XP
Reinstall Windows 95, 98, & ME
Create a Startup Disk

How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000, is to insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.

At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.

Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.

After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.

How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, or ME
To reinstall Windows, you will need a Startup Diskette and a Windows Installation CD.

Download the Startup Diskette Creator

Note: We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps.
Once you have your Startup Diskette, insert it into the floppy drive and restart your computer.

Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.

After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".

Type "fdisk" and press Enter.

If asked to enable large disk support, select Y for Yes. (Note: Some versions of Windows 95 may not be compatible with large disk support. Select N here if it does not support the FAT32 file system.)

Select Option #1 - Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.

Select Option #1 - Create Primary DOS Partition.

The drive integrity will be verified.

Unless you are planning to make multiple partitions, select Y when asked if you want to use the maximum available size for the partition and to make the partition active.

The drive integrity will be verified again.

When completed press the Esc key to exit fdisk.

Without removing the floppy disk, press the reset button on the computer or press the keys Ctrl then Alt then Delete and release them together. This will restart the computer.

Again, select the option to Start the computer with CD-ROM support.

When you see A:>, directly above it is a message about your CD-ROM drive. It will tell you the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive, take note of it.

At the A:>, type "format C:" and press Enter.

Press the Y key then the enter key when asked if you want to proceed with the format.

The format will probably take some time, so be patient.

You will be asked to choose a Volume Label, which is a name for your hard drive. It has no effect on the operation of your computer, you may choose any name you like.

How to Reinstall Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP or 2000, imply insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

If your hard drive has not been formatted, Windows XP will walk you through the formatting process described above

Your computer will automatically boot from the CD and begin the installation process

How to Reinstall Windows 95, 98, or ME
After formatting your hard drive as described above, insert the Startup Diskette into the floppy drive and restart your computer.

Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.

After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".

Place the Windows Install CD into the CD-ROM drive.

Type "E:" (where E is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive) and press the Enter key.

Type "dir" and press Enter. You will see something like the following:

Volume in drive E is 020409_1121

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Ecs p4vmm2 v1.0 motherboard windows xp sp2 can`t get sound to work onboardsound

1st: try enabling the onboard audio devices from the bios setup menu. it should be somewhere in the on board menus.
2nd: try installing the latest drivers from ECS
i did not manage to find the motherboard model you specified. i did manage to come up with these:
p4vmm2[v1.1] drivers
and also p4vmm[v1.0] drivers

please re-check the specific model you have and download the driver that suits you

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Error loading operating system

you'll need to run windows setup again.
Insert the cd restart and when asked to start with cd click enter.

Jan 14, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L M-b- P45+ICH10, DDR2...

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May be a bios problem

Sounds like it is a hard disk issue. Corrupted MBR. Or missing Boot Loader. Your partition must be Fat32 since Win98 won't recognize NTFS. Try running chkdsk if not successful than repartition and format. BIOS is OK since you stated it will install windows. Corrupted BIOS won't allow pc to load. From a win98 bootdisk choose not to load cd. From the dos prompt type FDISK /Status If more than 1 partition check active partition settings.

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Compaq Presario SG3430IL Desktop PC display does not work with windows xp sp2 and vista

Kindly get me the drivers as i have installed xp in my compaq system. and i want drivers for that

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Formating HD

Download " Hirens Boot CD " it has a lot of partitioning tools on it try one to check and set hard drive into partitions

Aug 18, 2008 | ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard

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Auto format new hard drive in new custom pc

If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs
I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost

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Format 320 GB HDD problem

Have tou tried the mangement in windows, My computer> right click>manage, then disk management and then right click on your hard drive and then one of the options is to format. Although only 127gb will show and the rest should show as a seperate partition, do the same with this to implement it. If no other partition shows you may have to upgrade your motherboard bios to suport large capacity disks.

Apr 23, 2007 | ASUS P4PE/L (ASU49J) Motherboard

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