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How do I reformat my computer, because it will not boot up for me to be able to erase the data on it?

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First you need to setup your bios so your PC starts with CD first then HD then put in your Windows XP or Vista CD ... when you pc ask "Boot From CD press any key"
then wen CD finished loading choose setup windows then next you can delete partition then Create partition Install windows on selected partition and format drive ... just follow prompts windows will do it easy!
your user manual should have Bios setup instructions :)

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Hi,
If you bought the netbook brand new then in the box you should have a Windows XP Home install disk.
Now because you have not got an optical drive (CD/DVD) in the computer you will need to get yourself an external CD/DVD drive and connect it up to the computer. Pop the disk in the drive and restart your computer. Hit F12 as the computer starts up and select the external drive as the first boot drive. Then you can proceed to re-format and reinstall the operating system.

If your computer has Linux as the operating system you should have a Ubuntu install disk in the box. If you don't you can download the disk free, you are just going to have to use another computer to download Ubuntu and burn it to a disk. Just follow the instruction to boot from the external CD/DVD drive to install it.
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