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How can you reformat windows xp with the boot CD?

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2011-09-13 05:17:35
2011-09-13 05:17:35

okay so here are the steps on how to reformat a hard-drive with a boot CD!

first- restart your computer and go into bios(this can be accomplished by pressing f8 during the boot up process) the hot key depends on the model of your computer and that info is available online...

second-go to boot order/menu and change the order from hard-drive to the disc drive and insert your boot disk into the drive. then restart the computer and the message "press any key to boot from CD..." will appear press any key and the screen will go blue...

next- wait till the screen changes from loading files to(something along the lines of "to install (xp) press enter" along with some other options now what you want to do is press enter after you press enter a license agreement from Microsoft will come up from there press f8=agree and go to the next step

now the screen will come up to a partition menu and will ask you what you want to do...select the partition(hardrive with all the files on it ...or empty) and select delete partition... the go to the empty partition and select create=c...

from there the computer will load up xp OS files...this process may take some time so be patient after that is finished it will promp you to restart the computer.....restart the computer and move on...

the computer will restart and boot up and start loading more OS files onto the computer...let it complete that task and then fill out the basic information...and give the key and that's it! you have completely cleaned out the computer and put a fresh copy of (xp,vist,7) on the computer! good luck!

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