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I have a sony vaio pcg-srx51p/a, and i want to format it b'coz of viruses. but it doesn't boot from cd, although i have a IDE to USB cable and a internal cd rom drive. how can i format it by using a internal cd rom drive with IDE to USB cable??? or any posible way??

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1. you can download an run this program to clean your hard drive.
It is call Dban.

Here is the site:
http://www.dban.org/download
Then reload Windows to the clean drive and incorporate an Anti-virus after installation.
2. You can also download (Windows Security Essentials) from Microsoft if you have a legitimate copy of Windows XP,Vista, or Windows 7.

Here is the the download site:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/?mkt=en-us

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Hello sir, Hi, unless we find a replacement cd drive for your laptop. I don't see how this goes. you see, the laptop you have does not support boot from USB drives, (see setup on the bios first boot, hopefully theres a usb boot option, if not you may opt for a WINME install.) so its useless to use the internal CD rom drive.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • Jerry Umali Mar 22, 2011

    this trick may help. format the drive to two partition, c: and D:, setup your windows ME on drive C:, after ME is installed, run a virtual drive software, and load windows XP on it. mount windows XP and run setup from there.

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