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Simon hi mate my computers hard drive went on a melt down so i had to get it formatted and windows reloaded on to it but now my speakers dont work need a audio driver to fix problem i have just bought new speakers and was no disk with them

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Ok if you are a complete novice like you say it may be a little hard to explain everything on here. Your heading say you need help loading windows xp. While the body says you need help cleaning it out and reloading it. It has been a while since I loaded windows xp on my computer but it came after losing a hard drive. I seems like I just put in the new hard drive and put the windows installation cd and when I started it, it just went through the steps of installation. However if you have a working computer and you want to clean it up, you may want to save some files off your computer before you just wipe it out. You should make a recovery cd, you can go through help menus to do this just type in "recovery cd". You can format your drive, go to programs, accessories, command prompt. If you open that up it looks like the old dos system, if you type in "format c:\" then enter it will wipe everything off of your hard drive. So my suggestion is this: find a friend/ neighbor that is a little computer savvy and ask for some help. It may be as simple as deleting your temporary internet files and cookies to get you running faster, which I think is what you are really after. Now that I've written a book I hope this helps. Please rate my answer so I get points for it.

Jan 22, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Good day. I bought this Netbook with Windows 7 installed. I need to format and reload Windows XP as I have software that I need to use that only works with XP, I have an external "USB CD Drive"...

Hi neil720...

Installing the external CD Player...
You will go and start up and install Windows XP by doing he following:
Plug in your external CD drive, and let windows install it into the system...
Once the CD is ready to go, shut down the computer.
You will first need to format your hard drive, I will give you instructions on how to do that.

1...To format your hard drive and install XP:
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and install the XP operating system and the drivers.

1.Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new.
So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to install the XP operating system along with the drivers.
You will now insert the CD's into your external CD player starting with #1 first and continuing until all has been installed.
After all has been installed, shut your computer off and restart.
That will bring your computer back to Windows XP factory new condition as far as operating is concerned.
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Sep 15, 2011 | Acer Aspire One D255-2670

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Hi, I hooked it up on a digital receiver for tv, then I hooked it up on my pc and it looks empty with no files on it anymore...what shoul i do?? Thanks Simone

I'm not sure specifically what you're asking here, but there are a couple of options:

If you just want the Hard Drive to work on your computer again (even if you lose whatever you may have had on it), you'll need to format the drive while it is hooked into your computer.

I don't know which operating system you have (XP, Vista, Windows 7) or even if you're running Windows... so these next instructions may vary:

Open "My Computer" (or "Computer" on Vista/Win7)
Right-Click your Hard Drive
Click "Format"

WARNING! If you format the drive, you will be erasing it completely!

In the format menu, make sure NTFS is checked and do a Quick Format.

When it is done, you should be able to browse the drive, copy files to it, etc...

When you hooked it up to your digital receiver, it may have done its own kind of format so you couldn't load movies onto the Hard Drive and move them to your computer... It's possible that it's a safety feature of your DTV... The only way to know for sure is to try it again after formatting.

Dec 05, 2010 | LaCie 320GB LITTLE DISK USB2 5400RPM 25"...

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I have been using this hard drive with this computer for a couple months now buut this morning when i plugged it in my computer was telling me i need to format it to be able to use it. and i know its...

Best solution would be to try it on another computer & if it works there use the windows check disk tool (& maybe the defragmenter) to correct this problem. OR you could transfer the data onto another hard disk, format this one keeping 2-4 partitions and reload your data.

Nov 11, 2010 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Try to format it using the windows XP cd.

if you will delete the hard drive you cant reload your windows again , it is improper to do that,,,

Oct 30, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Magnetic Fields may have caused problems with my laptop.

you would have to have concert speakers next to the laptop to have that kind effect on the hard drive, the system is detecting a software or hardware issue, try to read what the blue screen says, most problems are to do with the system32 folder in the windows directory, which mean you have to recover the system, you could try to remome the hard drive and memory and clean the contacts to see if that makes a difference but i doubt it will work.

post a reply to let me know how you get on so that i might be able to help you further

Nov 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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After formatting computer hard drive with windows xp pro. came up with bios error and it would not turn on, it keeps flashing

Hi there,

Plese try this simple tips before doing anything.
Just open the motherboar cmos battery and wait until about 5 - 10 minutes before reinsert it again.


Aug 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hard Drive Password protected

It's 50/50. With some hard drives you can reload the system, with some you can't. If it's one that won't allow you then you will need to replace the hard drive. One little trick you might try if the hard drive won't allow you to reload is place the hard drive on the speaker magnet in your car overnight. Open the trunk, and you should see the magnet at the base of the speaker, just stick the hard drive directly to it, and leave it. A speaker magnet is strong enough to scramble a hard drive. This doesn't always work, but it has worked a couple of times for me with hard drives I've picked up at auction that were password protected.

Aug 05, 2008 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

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Formated my external seagate hard drive

Put in another pc ur hdd and format it and put back on ur pc...If u have another pc with same  motherboard and with same chipset it will work fine but if u dont have same motherboard it's not big problem after u have formated in another pc but it back on ur pc and if u see bluescreen just repair ( reinstall and it will work fine )

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