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so you want to know how to partition the hard disk. there are many software are available to partition the hard disk. you have the windows operating system cd. there you can partition your hard disk.now i tell you the step by step method to partition the hard disk with windows operating system cd installation.
insert the cd into the cd drive.
press the F8 key while the computer before the beep sound comes.
choose boot device to boot first, now choose the cd drive to first to boot.
it enters into the setup of the windows.
after entering into the setup it ask you to copy the windows directory into which drive.
after that option you can select the drive and format the hard disk partition the what type drive you want and how much space you want in the selected drive.
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Hi! If you have the Windows 7 disc just insert it restart the computer. It will boot directly from the disc. Then follow the step by step instructions here.
If you don't have the Windows 7 disc, you have two ways to reformat your Toshiba computer.
Using Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from the recovery partition In case of a hard disk drive failure, you may be able to restore the drive to the factory default state using the on-disk Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility (in a special partition on the hard disk drive). You can select restoring the entire hard disk drive to the factory default state, or restoring only the C: drive -- without affecting other partitions (for example, a D: drive) -- or changing the size allocated to your C: drive, and then restore it. To recover your hard disk drive from a system failure using the utilities stored on your computers HDD, follow these steps:
If the computer is running, shut it down -- by clicking Start, Shut Down, and again Shut Down.
Press and hold the 0 (zero) key on your keyboard and then press the computers power switch. When the computer turns on, the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting three options:
Sample TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen
Restore Original Factory Image (Recommended) CAUTION: Restoring a hard disk drive to its factory default state deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and all data stored on those partitions. All of your files and information will be lost! Be sure to back up all important files first.
Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that all data will be overwritten and lost during the restore process. Be sure to back up all important files before proceeding.
Click Yes to begin the recovery. A message will appear once the operation is finished, indicating the HDD has been restored.
Press any key to restart the computer.
* The options 2 & 3 are for advanced users.
Hard Disk Drive Recovery using Recovery CDs or DVDs You may also wish to to run the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility from Recovery CDs or DVDs that you have created. Insert the first Recovery CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive, and turn on the computer. Once the computer is running, the TOSHIBA HDD Recovery Utility screen will appear, presenting the same three options above. Again Press 1 to restore your hard disk drive to its original factory default state. Click Yes to begin the recovery. Press any key to restart the computer.
Installing Drivers and Applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications:
Double-click the "Toshiba Application Installer" icon on the Windows desktop. This utility may also be launched by clicking Start -->All Programs --> Hard Disk Recovery Utilities.
Click the item(s) you wish to install. To select multiple items, hold down the Ctrl key as you click your selections.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.
A clean installation consists of removing all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk. For more information about important things to consider before you partition and format you hard disk and how to partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 313348(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348/ ) How to partition and format a hard disk by using Windows XP Setup program
To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:
Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.
Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
If you recently installed and any new program it could be a corrupt driver. Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 and delete it. If you didn't, you will have to remove drivers individually. Failing hardrive is another culprit.
Back up all of the important data on the machine, especially the files in the “My Documents” and “Shared Documents” folders.
Locate the original installation discs for all of the software that is installed on the machine.
all of the latest drivers for the computer's hardware from the site of
the computer manufacturer or the hardware manufacturer.
Insert the Windows
installation disk into the CD-ROM drive and reboot the computer. Press
a key to boot from CD when prompted by the installation disc. If the
computer continues to boot from the hard drive, follow the instructions
in the computer's documentation to set the BIOS to boot from CD first.
the “Enter” key at the installation options screen. When the software
licensee is displayed, press “F8” to agree to it. The installation will
scan the computer’s hard disk for some basic information.
Press the “Esc” button if the software offers to repair the previous Windows XP installation. A list of the hard drive partitions on the system will be displayed.
the partition containing the Windows installation. In most cases, it
will be the only partition listed, and on others, it will be the
largest partition listed. Press the “D” key to delete the partition,
and press "L" and "Enter" to confirm the choice.
a new partition in the freed space by pressing the “C” key and press
“Enter” to make the partition the maximum allowable size.
the newly created partition, and press “Enter” to install Windows XP on
it. Format the drive to the “NTFS” file system, and follow the prompts
to continue the installation. Do not select the “Quick” option, because
it may leave certain structures of the old file system intact.
the new copy of Windows XP boots, it will ask some configuration
questions, and then it will begin looking for hardware. Install all of
the drivers for the hardware on the system, and reboot the machine as
required. Then, install all of the software that will be needed on the
computer, and copy all personal files into the new installation.
that anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, and a firewall are
installed and configured correctly. These programs will help to protect
the new Windows XP installation and keep it performing well.
HP's don't come with restore CD's anymore. You are able to create them once you first boot into Vista. If Restore CD's haven't been created, you'll have to order them through HP and hope your model is available.