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Formating during formatting ,after change all boot from devices into CDROM ,then the screen displays "press any key to boot from CD"but at that time my keyboard is not working

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You need to check the connection of your keyboard if it is properly connected to the port. you can also determine this upon boot up because of the light that will flash from the keyboard. just in case you can not see those sudden flash of keyboard light you need to replace your keyboard before resuming your set up because you will need this in entering the data for your name and the serial number of your operating sytem you are installing

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How to format local disc j


You have to format a Hard Drive using a third party disk Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or the F2 key Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system (note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your failsafe or optimized defaults) after windows has loaded your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart otherwise it will keep booting from the cd /dvd drive

Feb 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Cann't format drive



You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart

hope it helps
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults

after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd


hope this helps

Jul 18, 2012 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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FORMAT NEW HD



You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart


or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive

click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format

another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format

hope this helps

Jul 03, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I want to take internal drive from one computer and install in another. Do I need to format that drive before installing?


no you dont have to format the hard drive before installing it


you would either format or delete all of the data from this drive if it has an operating system on it you would format it
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults

after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave


or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive

click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format

hope this helps you

Oct 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Format hard dirve


you would either format or delete all of the data from this drive if it has an operating system on it you would format it

you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults

after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave


or if you are using a USB

insert your usb drive

click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format

hope this helps you

Oct 12, 2011 | Sony VAIO PCG-505 PCG-671L PCG-700...

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I am unable to format my 40 GB Hard Disk (samsung) with WinXP Installation CD. After Doing Patition and format it comes unable to format


you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

(note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

hope this helps

Aug 06, 2011 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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I want to reset my bios aspire 4730z.. please help me... i want to downgrade my laptop from win7 to xp...when i refomat to xp blue screen appear and some saying error.. please help


  1. Press the F2 key to enter BIOS Setup during Power-On Self-Test (POST while the Acer logo is being displayed). You can set the bios to default if needed.
  2. Using the keyboard arrow keys, arrow over to Boot.
  3. Refer to on screen instructions to set the first device to CDROM.
  4. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the System CD.
  5. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  6. Press the F10 key, and then the Enter key to save the changes and reboot the system.
  7. The computer will boot from the installation disk, follow the prompts to press any key to boot from cd.
  8. When you get to the screen that shows the partitions you should delete all of them, and then create new one. format and install your os. I hope this helps you good luck

Sep 24, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4730-4947 Notebook

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I want to format my pc acer 6800 veriton because it detected a spyware


Use the windows installation cd / dvd it will ask you to format / partition the disk in the setup.

Jul 10, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Formating the Pc


Is the Hard Drive NEW and unused ?
If YES, XP should install no problem.
If NO,
Format with DOS boot disk and then install.

Mar 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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