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Reformatting i want to reformat my computer because it works slowly and windows do not run even i have my disk for installing,,

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Sure, you can format the hard drive, but there are lots of other reasons why a pc runs slow.. You might want to look at some of those first.. Eg defrag, virus? (format may not get rid of that), too little hard drive spooling space.. etc..
Anyway, obviously before formatting, backup everything. It may pay to go through the whole hard drive very carefully. It's easy to forget something.
To format, you have to put in a boot disk.. Into your cd rom drive & restart the pc. Then follow the instructions..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348

http://www.ehow.com/how_6026_format-hard-drive.html

http://www.whitecanyon.com/format-hard-drive-windows-xp.php

any of these will help. Rgds,

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Just make sure in bios that your first boot device is cd rom,then install the cd and follow the instruction

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