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You can use a linux liveCD by downloading off linux website. Using linux mint or ubuntu is fine. There is a program in it called Gparted and it will format or reformat your harddrive very nicely.

DO NOT IN ANYWAY REFORMAT THE RECOVERY PARTITION, IT DESTROYED MY WINDOWS VISTA with screen of death and despair. goodluck!

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SOURCE: i want to reformat my laptop.the model is acer

Once you still have the recovery partition in place then it is quite straight forward. All you have to do is press ALT+F10 at the post screen. The post screen is the first screen you see when you turn your notebook on, i.e the screen that says "Acer". Once you press those 2 keys together the notebook will boot to the recovery partition and allow you to start the recovery process to restore your computer to factory spec.

Hope this helps you...

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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Hello,

You didn't mention which version of (I assume Windows) you are using or are wanting to use.

Generally when you want to reformat the hard drive on a machine it involves re-installing the operating system also. A freshly formatted hard drive has nothing on it and so the computer won't boot.

Here is what you need to do:

You will need an installation disk for what ever version of Windows you plan to run.

Also you should have a drivers disk for your machine. This is not absolutely necessary but is by far the easiest way to deal with the drivers.

Place the Windows installation disk in the CD/DVD drive and reboot the machine. Read the messages provided on screen. When you get to the point where the installation program asks you if you want to create a new partition on your drive select yes. It will also allow you to delete the old partition. You want to choose that option and then install Windows in the new partition.

After the Windows installation is complete you will need to install drivers for your machine. If you have the drivers disk for your machine put it in the CD/DVD drive and select 'Install All Drivers' from the menu. (You can purchase a drivers disk for your machine from Acer, or elsewhere on the web.)

If you do not acquire a drivers disk for your machine you will have to download them one at a time from Acer. You may or may not be able to download them all.

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  1. If you have the recovery cd, you can just pop-in the CD, select the reformat option and the installation process will continue automatically. Some laptop might have a special partition in the drive contains the operating system, drivers, etc. in case you want to reformat your laptop without the CD.
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  3. Step 3 If you decided to do a clean install without the recovery CD, it would be best to create partition on your harddrive first, so you can have dedicated partition for operating system and backup. The next time you want to reformat your harddrive, you can just reformat that particular partition ex. C:\
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Reformatting will wipe the drive clean and you will need to reinstall windows, either from the rescue CD or from other media. You may be able to contact Acer and order a replacement CD and install it using the OEM license originally sold with your machine.

If it is merely a problem that programs are not running correctly or that something has corrupted the computer, see if there is a good restore point that you can use from "System Restore." This may allow you to fix the problem and remove the offending program without having to go through the trouble of reformatting and finding the replacement disk.

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