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Reformatting Need help reformatting my D400a computer, I cannot find the original operating disc. How can I reformat without the disc or how can I get a copy?

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  • efrain3d Apr 14, 2008

    Yes. My internet stops browsing after a few pages. Just wanted to start fresh and cannot find my recovery disc. I had a friend send an email regarding beware of emails that would take over your network, and have been hacving problems with network ever sionce

  • efrain3d Apr 14, 2008

    I dont mind losing all my files and i do not have anything i can live with out. I just want my computer to wrlk well, does anyone have a D400a recovery disc they can burn for me?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Why do you want to reformat your drive? Is there a problem?


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If you do not have the operating system disk, do not reformat, you will lose everything including your operating system.

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How do you clean off a computer system and reinstall original settings to start over. we have a d400a insignia computer. How is the best way to restore default settings.

Hi there!
Maybe what you mean is how to reformat your computer.
Depending on the make and model of your system , you may have two choices.

1. The first will restore all your computer's original settings, applications, and drivers, yet shouldpreserve any programs and files you have added. (The few times I've tried this have yielded very different results, so be sure your data is backed-up!) That being said, you should be able to do something like this:
Start>All Programs>System Recovery>Application & Driver Recovery.

2. The surest method is to use the Windows recovery CD that came with your machine. This method will completely wipe-out and reformat your hard drive, then do a new installation of Windows. Be sure all your files are backed up so you can reinstall them, and that you have copies of any programs you wish to reload.

I would not suggest you perform this operation unless you are knowledgeable with computers. You may suffer the risk of deleting important files on your computer. You may seek help from a qualified technician to do this.
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what do you mean reset? reformat?

If you plan on reformatting your PC you need the ff:
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Before you do this:
Save all your important files / documents on a USB Flash Disk. because reformatting a computer WILL DELETE all of the files

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Before you go ahead and try reformatting the system , Please disconnect everything from the system (Except Mouse, Keyboard and screen)
and then try to use the disc to reformat the system. and if it still hangs up or freezes up that clearly seems to be a hard drive failure.

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All you need is your COA number of windows.
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