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Format laptop with XP software

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lkellis, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. lkellis

    lkellis Thread Starter

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    I have loaded windows XP Pro on my laptop to find that it is running very slow. I realise that it is an old laptop and want to re-format it. I know how to re-format a computer but this time trying to re-format my laptop it come up with "This program cannot be run in DOS mode". I have tried all sorts of ways to format but coming up with nothing.

    Anyone out there that could help with this problem would be really appreciated.

    Regards.


    Lee
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Let the XP Install disk do it. At the begenning of the install process. Read the messages carefully. I suggest deleteing any and all partions and rebuilding.

    MAKE SURE YOUR DATA IS BACKED UP!!!!!!!!
     
  3. lkellis

    lkellis Thread Starter

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    That has worked.

    Thank you very much for your help, really appricated.

    Lee
     
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