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lainababe19

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If someone could help me I would really appreciate it. I have 3 IBM computers that I need to format. They all have XP on them. I know with my dell I just simply put in the Xp CD and re-boot and it will ask me if i want to format and it is all very easy from there. When I try that with this IBM it acts like the cd isnt even in there. I also have a set of cds I found with the computers that are called Product Recovery CDs adn I tried bootingup with the 1st one but it didnt do anything either. I am not sure what i need to do. If anyone knows please help me. Thanks!
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Jacamus

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will the units get into any mode of windows at all.

were you using the dell recovery disk on the ibms? it wont work
you need to determine if the cd drive is functional.
You could go to bootdisk.com and create a boot disk and appempt to boot from it. This would determine the functionality of the cd drive.
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go into bios set all the comps so it boots from cd before the hd. stick in a windows xp cd and it should ask u to load windows or your recovery cd

Edited by bobthemailman, 10 June 2005 - 09:45 AM.

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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 .

Did you try changing the boot sequence of devices from the BIOS?
1st device: floppy
2nd device: CD-ROM
3rd device: HDD-0

Read at http://www.bootdisk.com for additional details.
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Jacamus

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sorry i had assumed that he did this.
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