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Re: How can i format my computer

There is more than one way to format a Hard Drive, but here is just one: With a Windows XP CD ROM, boot to the CD (You might have to change the "Boot Order" in your BIOS if you don't get the screen "Press any key to boot to this CD...." on cold boot/reboot with the CD in the CD tray). After booting to the CD, it will start checking your system and installing files and then eventually take you to a Installation/Partition screen, you'll be able to delete and re create partitions and Format your hard drive after re partitioning. Also choose "NTFS normal" and not "NTFS Quick" if you want a thorough formatting of your hard drive to occur.
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Re: How can i format my computer

What do you want to format your hard drive so you can install a fresh windows install? if so you need to go into your bios and set the computer to boot from cd rom and then you can boot from your windows cd an format your computer from there

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There's nothing on my USB but it says i used all its data. Is there anyway to use it again?

You have posted a question about usb in the UPS (uninterupted power supply) section but I wil endeavour to help you.

first you need to work out if it is a SANDISC usb device as these may require special treatment.

If it is any other brand there is a chance you may be able to just re-format it

Again take care as even some other brands may just require a utility from the brands Web site to do this.

If not then in windows explorer or my computer right click on your device and select format.

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Formatting a hard drive is a good habit to make sure the drive is clean and still intact as a whole drive

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Initially, pls try the pendrive in another computer to verify that it is a pendrive's issue and not the PC's USB port.

A couple of things you can try:
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Please try this first. Do not rate me until we arrive at a solution. Please remember that you did not provide enough information for me to base a solid solution on.

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