Trying To FORMAT Drive But Wont Let Me HELP PLEASE
Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:33 AM
Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:42 AM
The reason you can't format the drive is because you are already
accessing it. you have to format from another drive like A or cd
Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:46 AM
Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:53 AM
there is always a way round things
Edited by peterm, 11 June 2005 - 01:53 AM.
Posted 12 June 2005 - 03:19 AM
To re-format read HERE. Read the articles on "How to..."
Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:10 PM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:02 PM
Your best bet is to get yourself a copy of the OS of your choice, let's say Windows XP, for example. So long as your boot order is configured properly in your bios - the setup menu when you press "del" in the first few stages of a boot-up - when you reboot with the Windows XP disc in your disc drive, it should either give you the choice to choose to boot from the cd (which you should - you do not want to boot from your C:/ ), or will say something like "press any key to boot from cd...". And obviously press any key. Once it boots from that cd, you will get format options when it detects that you already have a version installed. I recommend doing the full format (not the "quick" format). Once that's done, it'll reboot again and you will have to install an OS (Windows XP) from scratch to do anything.
Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:12 AM
Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows XP
This document explains how to reset the computer software to its original state. This document is divided into sections based on the different ways of performing a full system recovery. Use one of the sections that best fits your needs. Please read ALL of the statements before attempting a recovery!
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