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Reformating windows xp help


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5Tar

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My windows xp didn't bring a reformat disk , so i try reformating it by hitting My Computer then right clicking ACER© then i pick Format. Problem is that i get the Windows cannot format this Drive error...So what do i gotta do :)

Edited by 5Tar, 13 February 2008 - 08:15 PM.

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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
I have to ask you if you are sure that you want to wipe out everything on your hard drive, including the Windows XP you do not have a disc for?
Are you thinking of defragmenting the hard drive?
If you format this drive you will be left with a computer that does not work.
Do you have a valid copy of Windows to reinstall?
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no i don't the reason i wanted to reinstall it was cause of virus and stuff
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If you do not have a disc how did you intend to reinstall Windows?
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I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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