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How to Format my PC(Broken CD-ROM)


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clairelephant

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I already have the Windows CD but the CD-ROM of my PC doesn't detect any CD's...

It will be okay to format my PC because there's no files needed anymore. Btw, I cannot open cmd.exe, it just pops out and dissapears quickly, same goes for the regedit.exe

For more info: My OS is Windows XP Professional Version 2002(not original) 40GB HDD

It will be my first time to format my PC so please guide me through a simple step-by-step procedure on how to do it.
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Hi Clairelephant and welcome to Geeks To Go.

Can you elaborate when you say XP Professional (not original) please.
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Is this a laptop or a desktop?
If a desktop, is it home built or is it a major brand such as Dell, HP, etc?
Is the cd drive seen in bios or in "my computer"?
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My OS is only windows XP 2002. I don't know how to elaborate :(
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Is this a laptop or a desktop?
If a desktop, is it home built or is it a major brand such as Dell, HP, etc?
Is the cd drive seen in bios or in "my computer"?


It's a desktop. The desktop is home built and I the CD drive is not seen in ''My Computer' I don't know how to check in BIOS, so please explain to me thoroughly :D
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What I am asking about is what is written on the cd that you have Claire?
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What I am asking about is what is written on the cd that you have Claire?


Uhmmm windows xp black edition.. dvds 095. Thats all.. :(
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Thanks for being honest Claire but that version of Windows is a pirated edition.

I suggest that you obtain a legal version of XP and then we can talk further.
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Thanks for being honest Claire but that version of Windows is a pirated edition.

I suggest that you obtain a legal version of XP and then we can talk further.


oh myyy isn't there any other way? I don't have the money to buy an original windows disk and it has worked many times when we let a technician reformat our desktop...
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If the "Technician" used that Black edition to install XP then he is not a technician but, rather, a rogue.

Depending where you live you may find this equivalent, ignore that statement that it is for System Builders only.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000JTFVME
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oh my gosh, then how about this? what does this mean?

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What exactly are you trying to do here Claire because it seems to me that you are trying to run the XP install again.
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What exactly are you trying to do here Claire because it seems to me that you are trying to run the XP install again.


I tried to boot from the CD, is there a way to fix this i386 file?
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We cannot help when it comes to using Pirated Software Claire, I'm sorry.

The thread is closed.
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