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I have a emachines EL1200-o6W and need to reformat i ran my backup cd's and somehow ended up with a 9.8gb partition i cant seem to get rid of and this comp did not come with a restore cd i had to make the back up cd's and when i try to install a diffrent opperating system (vista hp) i recieve an error and it will not let me format or delete any existing partitions help please?
The 9.8gig is proberbly your back up system made by your cds have you tried going into bios and change bootup to dvd insert vista cd first then do clean install follow menu to delete partitions
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If you have the recovery cd, you can just pop-in the CD, select the reformat option and the installation process will continue automatically. Some laptop might have a special partition in the drive contains the operating system, drivers, etc. in case you want to reformat your laptop without the CD.
If you don't have the recovery CD, you usually can request one from the manufacturer. Otherwise, if you want to do a clean install, make sure you download all the drivers for your laptop, this may includes: motherboard, chipset, graphic card, sound card, modem, network card. Once you do that, put in the OS CD and start installing.
If you decided to do a clean install without the recovery CD, it would be best to create partition on your harddrive first, so you can have dedicated partition for operating system and backup. The next time you want to reformat your harddrive, you can just reformat that particular partition ex. C:\
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