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How to reformat hard drive on compaq armada e500

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    Nicholas Enyika May 30, 2010

    Are you try to format the hard drive with the OS or an additional drive.

  • Jon Brask
    Jon Brask May 30, 2010

    The drive with the OS. I can get to the F8 function. It logs into windows then logs off. Thank you

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Move your Document files to the other drive if you have more than one drive on you system or get external drive and move your important documents to this drive.
Get a bootable OS CD and put it in your CD/DVD-ROM drive, reboot the system. The system will try boot from the CD confirm the press any key to boot from the CD by pressing any key at this point. If you did not get the message on time before it disappears, repeat the reboot process again. Once the system boots from the CD, follow the on screen step-by-step guide.

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SOURCE: Installing Ubuntu on Compaq Armada E500.

NO all system is low spec. low memory, Hd, cpu,and so on, you might upgrade memory to above 256M to run Winxp and use the orignal driver cds, for driver req. as win98 or NT driver, 1st try upgrade memory, and test.

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First, try the external drive in some other "recent" computer.
Use the other computer to "format" the disk-space,
and thus make an "empty" partition. Then, reconnect it to your computer, and see if the total capacity of the drive has been detected.

According to the manufacturer's web-site:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=96717&prodSeriesId=96231&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093

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Download the latest BIOS-update from the above web-site, and CAREFULLY follow the instructions to update the BIOS.

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NO all system is low spec. low memory, Hd, cpu,and so on, you might upgrade memory to above 256M to run Winxp and use the orignal driver cds, for driver req. as win98 or NT driver, 1st try upgrade memory, and test.

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First, format the hard drive and make sure it is in FAT or FAT32 for Windows 98 install. Then do your partitioning etc and should work. If it doesn't, it is possibly a hardware fault.

Here is the site for the drivers for the laptop :

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=96717&prodSeriesId=96231&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093

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First tell that which O/S it had earlier coz armada e500 notebook comes with 64 MB RAM and 12 GB HARD DISK , had you upgraded your notebook with RAM AND HARD DISK .
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