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Help with reformatting HD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FALSE, Aug 4, 2005.

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  1. FALSE

    FALSE Thread Starter

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    Hello all!
    Please excuse me for being a total computer noob but I need some help.
    I want to erase my harddrive and then reinstall windows.
    I don't want to just slap a copy of windows over my existing junk, I want to erase and start from scratch.
    How do I do this????
    Any help is appreciated!
    And thanks in advance!

    theFALSE
     
  2. mrindeed

    mrindeed

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    Hi False,

    Most newer OS will boot from CD (Windows).
    Go into your BIOS and set the first boot device to your CD-ROM.
    Next restart and boot from the CD.

    You should be able to set the partitions and format the drive from there.
     
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