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Jack Doobie

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can anybody walk me throught the steps to formatting my computer

thank you
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peterm

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Why? once you format you loose everything
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No problem Jack :tazz:

You might not need to format- what is the problem with your computer?

If its the harddrive with the operating system on it, you will need to reinstall the operating system with a clean install and then using the Windows XP operating system disk do a format NTFS (not a quick format)

if its another harddrive attached to your computer, just go into My Computer and right click and select format ;)

Again, you may not need to format, so post back before you do and let us know why your formatting- you might not have to ;)
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Jack Doobie

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formatting because ive got a lot of s*** not working well on my comp
my internet keeps screwing up every week
too much stuff on my computer

i just wanna format to start over new
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..ours is not to quesiton why....


follow bv's guide

http://www.blackvipe...stallxppro1.htm
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Jack Doobie

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alrite
i went there and seen some instrucitons

i made my computer boot from disk......only thing it does is boot up windows from the disk....
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peterm

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you sure it is booting from the disc? Did you go in to your BIOS
setting and tell it to boot from the CD 1st
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Well as i can see is that you have windows xp .. so normally you would have the windows XP cd in your possesion .. it's not that hard to format your computer ..

just insert the cd reboot your computer it will be asking to boot from the cd hit a button .

it will be loading a lot of files then it will ask you what to do first : install xp , it will then ask you to format : hit F to format , just follow the instructions, select the partition you want to format and install The os on, then select Format (not fast !) NTFS , just let it go it's way when it's formatted the installation of Windows xp will start there will be a few things to modify there too just follow the instructions there , restart your computer after that and you will be on your way .. believe me it's not that hard :tazz:.. more questions ;) don't be scared to ask em we do not bite ;)
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Jack Doobie

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i got everything done
thanks a lot

only thing is, i dont have my copmuter and my documents on ym desktop
i froget how to put em back there....can anybody help with that?
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open your start menu and find those icons and just drag and drop them onto the desktop :tazz:
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Jack Doobie

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thanks
but i found out how just a couple mins ago
everything`s going back to normal now
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