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Please guide me to format my pc having windows XP step by step in simple English

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1.go to bios setup by pressing DEL or F1 on the post screen
2.change first boot priroty to cdrom.and save changes
3. then put your windows xp cd in the drive
4.the message show as ''press any key to boot from cd" press any key
5.now the setup starts,after some time the message shows as "press enter to install windows xp" then press F8 to accept the licience.
6.with in a minute it shows your curent os drive. that time press "esc"
7then you will find the format option

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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

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How to format a pc xp


Hi there,
Here's a quick video guide on how to format and reinstall windows xp on a pc.
Hope this helps!

Sep 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to format windows XP from CD


Here is The Step By Step Guide to Format or install win xp from a bootable CD

(Warning: Do it at your own risk, Back up all you data before formating the drive.)


Step1-Insert the windows XP cd in your cdrom and than go to the BIOS by hitting "DEL" or "F12? when your system in powering on. Go to Boot order and make sure cdrom is on the first place.
Save settings and restart your computer.
Once you have successfully booted from the CD, you will see the Windows XP "Welcome to Setup" screen. Press ENTER to begin the setup process.
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Step 2- License Agreement
When it shows about License Agreement just press F8(function key) to accept the agreement.
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Step 3: Previous Versions of Windows XP In this step setup will search for existing Windows installations. after search complete will see two option "R for repair or Esc to install fresh copy"
Note:screen will appear only if a Windows installation is already exists on your pc. If you're installing on a brand-new hard drive,you have to skip this option and see step 5.
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Press ESC. You will be given a list of partitions available on your hard drive.
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Step 5: Partitions If there are multiple partitions on your hard drive, or you have multiple hard drives in the computer, use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to choose your install partition. Please note that your system partition needs to be a primary partition (usually the first partition that shows up in the list), not a logical partition.
The partition should be at least 10 GB in size. Make sure that all the data you need from this partition is copied elsewhere, because it will be deleted.
Once you have selected the right partition selected, press ENTER. You will see the next "you already have a system installed" screen only if you already have Windows installed on this partition. If you are installing on a brand-new hard drive, skip to Step 7.
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Step 6: Continue Installing On The Selected Drive Press C to continue. You will be given a list of install options
krbshg_5.gif Step 7: Format The Selected Partition Select the option to "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick) and press ENTER.You will receive a warning about formatting the drive unless the drive is brand-new.
krbshg_6.gif Step 8: Continue With The Format Press F to continue formatting selected partition. If you still haven't backed up, this is the last change to backup your important data, after this step you will not to able to go back and restore your data.
krbshg_7.gif Step 9: Copying Files After the format setup will automatically copy files and restart your computer. Go to BIOS and remove cdrom from first boot device. Start your computer.
krbshg_8.gif Step 10: Automatic Installation After RestartSetup will continue to install after the restart. it will ask you for the product key and user name etc. Fill the forms yourself.

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I was looking for step-by-step install guide to putting new hard drive and loading Windows XP on my Dell Inspiron E1505?? I purchased a WD 320GB SATA hard drive to replace my dead 80gb hard drive....Dell...


All you've got to do is:

1) Insert the new hard drive.
2) Press the F8 key as the laptop boots. This will take you into the BIOS.
3) Locate the disk drive priority setting in the bios.
4) Set Priority 1 to your CD/DVD drive and priority 2 to the 320GB hard drive.
5) Save settings and exit the BIOS. This should reboot your laptop.
6) Insert the Windows XP CD.
7) It should not start the setup as it recognises the CD.
8) I will recommend that you format the drive before you install, go along with the format (make sure it does a full format).
9) After the format it will reboot your system.
10) You will be prompted with a message like "Press any key to boot form CD", DON'T press anything otherwise it will start all over again.
11) Now it should start the install. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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I got problem with formating pc xp ..after a push F8 to agree licens ..format stop runin and show me that " searchin for previous microsoft windows " i need to solve this problem what i need...


Hi
Your HDD is maybe damaged and you won't be abble to install a new os on it .
Otherwise , if you really can't format it , try extracting it from your desktop and connecting it to a healthy computer .
Reinstall it back in your desktop afterwards and launch the W XP install disc .
Regards .

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How to format pc please show me how


Before you do format your harddrive back up your drivers onto a flash pen or cd first there are free programs on the net to do this. For some reason installing xp to a system you can put money on it you wont have the network driver.

Your going to need an external cdrom as i dont think the ASUS 900 has one? What you need to do is boot from an operating system cd (eg. XP or Win7 or what ever your using) then follow the instructions on screen to guide you through formating and installing of a new operating system.
As i dont know what OS your installing i cant give a step by step guide but the on screen instructions are simple to follow.

Nov 14, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

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Please tell me how to format a drive


u have two option one u just want to clean ur hardisk and no need to install fresh copy of win xp

so u use diskmanger

free software and easyly available on internet
download it and burn ur bootable cd


and

2)
u have to use ur win cd boot from cd and follow the steps and u format it

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Boot to you bios and make sure you can boot off your dvd rom first. boot off you win xp disk and follow the instructions.

First locate drivers that are compatible with your computer and win xp.

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How to reformat a pc?


Hi,

Please go through the below instructions, I have sent you the instructions for how to reformat a PC /laptop and I hope this will help you in understanding as well as learning.
If you have windows XP, 95, 98, or ME:-
How to Format a Computer with Windows XP:-
  1. The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000 is to 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. After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.
I have no clue which windows are you using ,i have sent you one post for Windows XP and will also sent you the post for Windows 95,98 or ME.

Please let us know if that was helpful enough.
Good Luck & Thanks,
Shiv.

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How far through the setup does it get?
Have you done a full format on the HDD?
Does the HDD detect in the BIOS? Is it a confirmed working drive.

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