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My computer was running slow..I attempted to reformat...deleted the partition..now I can get XP to load...the machine keeps restarting halfway thru the setup process..what could it be?

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Pls do following steps
1,Start>run>type "msconfig"
select startup
remove tick mark except your antivirus
apply
ok

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FORMAT SYSTEM WITH XP SP3
AND INSTALL THE REQUIRED SOFTWARE.
THEN COMPUTER RUNS FAST

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When i try to format my computer it stops at the final stage. i tried with other harddisk also same problem. then i formated my hard disk on other system and loaded xp on it. and used on my system but it...


Try deleting the partition, then doing format. There is a quick and full format to try. You can also run chkdsk x: /f/r. X being the drive letter.

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How do i reformat my desktop windows xp?i want to reformat my desktop because there is something wrong...


I would suggest your boot into the Windows XP install CD and first delete your Windows partition (most likely C:) and then proceed to install in the unpartitioned space. This will wipe out your previous installation and allow you to install a fresh Windows XP.
Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/install.mspx

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What steps will be done in order for me to reformat my computer?


1) All computer has BIOS ( Basic input/output system). Here, you can set up how your PC will run. It is a blue colored full screen with different tabs like general, exit, devices and many more. Go to BIOS by simply hitting del (delete) continuously after restarting your computer.

2) Once in BIOS, look for the booting set up. Listed there are the devices which computer normally boots. ( Harddisk, CD-rom, Floopy Disk and Network)

3) Place the CD-Rom as the first boot and see to it that the bootable CD of Operating system you want is inserted in the CD-Rom. Then Place harddisk as the second booting device. Third and fourth booting devices are not usually important.

4) Save the changes and Exit. This will restart your computer automatically.

5) When your computer restarts wait until you see a message saying.........
Boot to CD........<----if this showed up hit any key to boot to CD. This will make your computer refer to the CD.

6) They will ask you if you want to delete or to create a new partition. For me just delete the partition and do not create anymore partitions. This will only slows your computer down.

7) After Deleting the partitions, they will ask you if you wanted to format you PC. There are 4 choices in there:

a. Quick format (FAT)
b. Format (FAT)
c. Quick format (NTSF)
d. Format (NTSF)

Choose the format either NTSF or FAT. Sometimes quick formatting result to corruption of some files.

8) The computer will copy the contents needed from the CD to your PC and installs it. Windows will appear but i know when you see one you can understand what to do. It will just ask for date and time and user name if you want to.

9) After the installation is complete the computer will automatically restart.

10) Once restarted, set the display in your choice. You can do anything now. Congratulations, you now can reformat

Jan 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to reformat window xp


Reformat the Hard Drive in Windows XP
  1. To reformat a hard drive with Windows XP, insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

  2. Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.(If not, press F2 or DEL and choose first boot device CD or DVD)

  3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

  4. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. You have now sucessfully reformatted the hard drive with Windows XP.

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to reformat the windows xp to my pc


to boot from cd press F11
Then press enter
  1. To reformat a hard drive with Windows XP, insert Windows CD and restart your computer.

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

  3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

  4. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. You have now sucessfully reformatted the hard drive with Windows XP.

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There's a virus in my asus eee pc 2G surf and hard to connect to the internet. is it better to reformat it? How?


Check Two Solution:
Install Antivirus - Install new Symentec Antivirus Updated copy, and scan all Internet file, folder & Computer.
If problem presists - then format your Notbook or only your Notebook 'C' Drive
To format -
Windows XP installation:
1. Restart your notebook - and immedietly click on F2 key/Del button
2. Boot your computer from CD Drive
3. save your setting
4. it Running System File.
5. Then Create partition press Enter-(Delete previous partition)-press 'L'to delete your 'C' partition, If you want delete all partition, same delete like C drive.
6. Select 'C' Drive press enter to format partition choose option NTFS or Fat32, and Enter
7. It's running automatically then enter operation system windows CD Key and press enter
8. It will take time 30 to 35 min. Depending upon your RAM speed.
9. It will complete automatically and PC restart.

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Reformatting an HP Pavilion DV2000


when you put in the windows installation disc and restart your computer you will get a screen where you have the option to delete and reformat any existing disc partitions, choose delete current partition and reformat in NTFS and then you can install windows on newly formatted drive

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E-machine t5048 very slow


the ticking noise sounds like you need a new hard drive, if your on wireless connected internet it will run slow depending on the strength of your connection

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On my pc running win xp pack2 i want to install win 2000 pro. how can i do it? please suggest me.


You can either run a dual-boot system where you can boot into XP and Pro when you start your computer, or reformat and install 2k.

If you want to dual-boot you would need a blank partition on which to install it. Unfortunately if you do not already have more than one partition on your current drive, it would be difficult to split a single partition drive into adding another partition unless you are familiar with the tools required to perform such an operation.

However, if you only need to install 2k without having access to XP, all you need to do is insert the Win 2k disk and follow the installation wizard. When it comes to selecting where to install, it should show a partition containing winXP, which you can then install 2K to. Remember, all files on your XP install, including the operating system itself, will be removed. You would lose everything on that partition. If it is a single partition drive, anything on the drive is removed. You should back up any files you want to save by either transfering them to a different drive if you have one, or burning them to CDs/DVDs.

Select the partition you want to install to (if it's a single partition disk, there will only be one listed. If there are more partitions, you can select a different partition to install to which would allow you to keep XP), and I would recommend selecting reformatting the partition to NTFS.

Once it is done reformatting and copying files, it will ask to restart. Restart the computer, but do not press any keys upon startup when it pauses to ask to boot from CD. Wait until the 2K graphical installer loads from the disk, and then you can follow the setup wizard for 2K.

If you have any questions or problems, please add a new post stating them, and I will try to answer.

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Hal.dll corrupt or missing


Does the Hard Drive have Windows on it? If not, install the Windows Me Floppy disk. Select Run With CD-ROM Support or RUN With Out CD-ROM Support. Any of the two. After it gets done loading. type the following. fdisk

It will ask you do you want to use extended Hard Drive use? Y/N
Press Y. Then you'll get a screen with 4 options. If Windows is on there type 4. And see what it says on your hard Drive.

If you wish to erase Windows and reinstall it, click 3. to delete the partition and it will ask to restart the computer.

Restart the computer and reload to the fidisk screen and press 1. and it Will install a partition "Not Windows" After the Partition is installed restart the Computer and remove the floppy. If it comes up saying No Operating System found. Then the Hard Drive is set to install Windows.
The cheapest Windows XP you can buy Is Home Edition for $99.98, witch some stores still sell, like BestBuy.

If you want to send the Laptop to me I can install Windows on it for you. I have Windows 95,98,ME,2000 Pro, XP Home, XP Pro and Vista Home Basic. Thats if you don't want to spend money on Windows. Just pay for shipping.

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