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Ive lost my manual for my computer armada e500,what should i do so that i can reformat if?

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Very little information hadeks. You inserted a DVD & formated it or inserted a DVD/ RW disk & formated it. Burned some music/video to it & now it does not play. The only type of DVD that needs formated is a DVD/RW.

Make sure your PC supports the format. If your PC does not support the format, music or video your PC will not play it.
ex: mp3, wma, avi & mpeg ect.
Take a look at these two links. They may help you to understand formats for DVD's.
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/dvd4.htm

http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2003/DVDFormatsExplained.asp

http://www.divx.com/divx/windows/download/

Any questions? Feel free to ask.
Good luck!

Mike

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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Try to find a boot CD .Put that CD and try to start you computer and see it work or not.Incase it doesn't ,that mean you have a bad CDROM,you've to replace with the new one then.
takecare.

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I would recommend Win2k for your system. Just a personal preference on older systems. Both XP and Vista are fairly visual and the Armada line weren't too beefed up with processors and such. As far as formatting amusedgeek here gave you your best bet. I know there is an option through My Computer and by right clicking on your C:\ drive but if I remember correctly attempts at that were unsuccessful.

Good luck.

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