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Reformating my hard drive

I can't remember how to start reformating my hard dive

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  • Stormship Dec 28, 2007

    What key sequence do I press to get the system to allow me to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the original software from the disks that came with the computer for a Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504?

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    How to format Hard Drive In XP?

  • renaultking Apr 03, 2008

    I have never reformated my hard drive before and would like to get rid of everything on my computer before giving it to my daughter in order to help her with her computer studies.



    I now have a new computer system as I have my own business any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated thank you

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    help! black screen that says error loading op system?

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If putting the disk in and restarting doesnt work, restart your computer and press the key to enter setup(should say on screen) ussually F1 or del. go to boot sequence and place the CD drive above the Hard Disk Drive. Restart your computer after saving changes then it should say "Press any key to boot from CD..." press space (or any other key) and follow the on screen instructions.

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Several ways to do it. If you have the XP CD, you should be able to boot to it. Delete the partition and then choose to "Format the partition using the NTFS file system."

Remember to backup any data before you start. It will wipe your drive clean.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Well M8:) you cand delete an OS just like that
Now you have to start over again, and format both c and e, then you install windows on C again.
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Now the disc is visable under MY COMPUTER

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