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You need the OS cd like XP,Vista,win 7,etc.. Then with the CD on the CD drive
1-start your PC.
2-at start up press F2
3-you will be enter in the BIOS setting
4-change the BOOT order to boot in to CD drive
5-when boot start you will be in the OS set up and follow the instructions.

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  • Write down the brand and information for all the hardware on your computer. Look in the Device Manager and make note of the brand and model of network adaptors, video cards, sound cards, printers, modems, and displays. After reformatting you might need this information to reinstall drivers.


How To Reformat your Windows XP PC If you're ready to take the plunge and format your computer Click here for step by step instructions to reformat your PC.
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Guide From:

http://grownupgeek.com/reformat

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