Question about Compaq Presario Notebook
If you run winxp then follow these steps
1)Insert the bootable windows xp setup dvd/cd in the drive
2)The system will boot the dvd by asking you (PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT THE CD...)press enter
3)Then the setup files starts to load on the screen , a blue screen appears , it may take sometime for setup loading process. wait till it gets over
4)after the files get loaded ,it will give you three options
press enter there
5)then press f8.then press esc on the next screen if it shows the previous version of windows
6)then you will be able to see your drive there ,the drive which you want to format just press d on the particular drive and it becomes unpartioned space,again press c on the unpartioned space and create the drive again ,
7)do this for every drive
8)and for installing the fresh copy of windows choose a particular drive and press enter and then choose the format using ntfs NOT QUICK the third option remember
tats it for xp
If it is for vista or 7 insert the dvd of the particular os and then install which doesnt have some complicated things like xp
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Jul 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to
cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
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