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Help formatting my computer

I would like to format my compaq computer i know how to do my acer laptop but i am stuck on doing the pld computer so the kids can have it for school work but it needs formatting 1st as there's no space left now

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  • singlemum Mar 25, 2008

    Thank you for your advice but i have not got a disc,

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Hi
go in your bios setup then set first boot device to rom.
then save settings
insert your win xp disk in rom then start sys press key u enter in setup
then press enter when ask u to install window then press F8 KEY then esc key then u get partiton info
delete all partition follow the info for del.
then create the partition after create press enter to format with ntfs or fat 32 quick.
then wait ............................
then your sys restart and follow the instrucition ans set your sys as u like.
bye

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