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REformatting Harddisk


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vir2lreality

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I want to reformat my HP PC. it came with a Refromat Disk(actuali its 3 CDs.) It used to work well last time whenever i wanted 2 reformat. But now when i slot in the CD and restart my system it doesn't go to the reformat screen. rather it jus starts up windows as normal. I dunno wats wrong..n jus for ur info..my computer seems 2 be full of spyware n nonsense..

can any1 help me with this????I really wanna restore my PC 2 factory settings..

Thanx alot in advance
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is it possible you or someone changed the boot order in bios?

Can you check the boot order in bios---usually tapping the DEL, f1 or f2 key during the HP splash screen, then looking for a setting called BOOT or boot order.

Is the CD dirty?

When was the last time you cleaned the cd-reader? Does the CD reader read other cds from within windows?
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Actuali i did change the boot order the other day..I changed it to the CD drive 1st then the Hard drive then the other things(Like floppy).. Is it ok??or was i wrong in doing that??
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cd first is correct....make sure you saved the changes.
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Yes I did save the settings. It still didn't appear. It jus went straight to the windows screen again. is there anything else i can do??

btw..thanx for ur v.fast replies :tazz:
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