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Re-installation of windows after format C:

HI, i after formated C: drive, I would like to reinstall from beginning, can not find C and CD drive, any way to solve? thanks

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  • rli2 Jul 24, 2009

    but my computer not reconized CD drive...what now? thanks

  • rli2 Jul 24, 2009

    When my computer is powered on, I tried to check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS panel: BUT all these failed to allow me to access BIOS, any other KEY? all shows "missing operating system..."

    put boot disk in A, get A:\, what can i do now?

  • rli2 Jul 24, 2009

    It is Intel, the problem was I press DeL together with "Power on" while i should wait a second. thanks

  • rli2 Jul 24, 2009

    It is Intel, the problem was I press DeL together with "Power on" while i should wait a second. thanks

  • rli2 Jul 25, 2009

    Sry, It was ESC key I used to Access BIOS. NOT "DELETE" KEY, this is Acer notebook and with Intel in it.
    DOS i used command was: FORMAT C:, ONCE power on, and press ESC, then get into BIOS, SET order as CD-HDD-FDD, then exit and save, put cd in, re-start, then window installation window pop-up, just follow screen after, my problem is some dll files failed, may be cd scratached not readable, also a ERROR MSG showed temporaary folder not accessable (?????!) - but whole process I belive on right track. not need a boot disk.

    may be i should reformat HD, what should to use? format c:?/?/?//..pls help thanks


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1. Insert the Bootable Windows CD in the CD Drive 2. Then Power On your Computer and Boot from the CD. 3. Then proceed with the installation . For installing this you dont require to find C and CD Drive. hope this solves....

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    M.Jeevan Chaitanya Jul 24, 2009

    Then go to BIOS and then check whether your CD Drive is detected or not , if it is not detected , open your CPU Panel , and then check CD Drive back and change the jumper settings. After you change the jumper settings from primary or secondary then the CD Drive will be detected.

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    M.Jeevan Chaitanya Jul 24, 2009

    hey actually tell me which motherboard are you using...
    But initially when you turn on your computer , just ina fraction of second a screen will appear , which shows you motherboard manufacturer or Company , there itself the key for BIOS will be displayed... generally for Intel Motherboards it will be F2 or DEL , Mercury it will be DEL ... First of all let me know the model of your computer and the motherboard you are using ..

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    M.Jeevan Chaitanya Jul 25, 2009

    when u power on your computer then onwards press delete... then u will enter into BIOS Screen....

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Restard your pc enter f8 or delete buton slect 1 st boot device cd rom after install os windows soft

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Put Disk in CD drive and set PC settings to boot from CD drive first instead of C:, it should self run from there.

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    jennerina Jul 24, 2009

    different manufacturers use different keys for entry into BIOS, try F2, F8, and even F11. If those don't won't work, go one by one *function key* and see which will let you in. Make sure you are hit the keys at the very beginning of turning it on. Sometimes holding it down until it goes through or repeatedly hit the button helps. If you are getting a beeping sound, that most likely is not the appropriate button. F2 or F8 are the most likely keys.





    When you formatted, did you format through windows on do format from DOS command C Prompt?



    If formatted through DOS, you will most likely need to learn some basic DOS commands to set it read CD drive to reinstall.



    It still doesn't explain being unable to access BIOS from start function key. Good luck to you.

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    jennerina Jul 24, 2009

    Pressing DELETE while powering on? Only hit one of the function keys. Not delete. *sorry if I am misunderstanding you*

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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.





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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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    • WIndows Operating Disk 98 or ME, 2000, XP or Vista.
    • A CD Rom Drive
    • Or a Floppy for low level formatting.
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    Before the format process, you want to make sure that if your goal is hard drive recovery, you back-up as much personal data and information from your hard drive as you need. In some instances where a virus has caused serious system damage, this may not be possible, but if your format is planned ahead of time you certainly can copy and archive data off your hard drive before you start the format process.

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    If you aren't using this type of mass-market system, then a hard drive format will consist of you formatting the hard drive manually, installing your Windows OS from CD, then installing your software programs and hardware drivers. Before you begin the formatting process, it is important to make sure you have all your driver CDs located, Windows CD and your software CDs to ensure a smooth set-up.
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