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pogi_iji10
i have a question to all of you how can i reformat my computer if i dont have a windows xp disk?????
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    tardcart

    If you don't have a XP disk, what do you intend to do after you wipe the disk? You're going to effectively render your box a paperweight.

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    OH Smeg

    There may be a Recovery Partition on the HDD which you can use to make a Install Disc or reload the system from.

    If you don't have that you will need to contact the Computer Maker and get them to send you a Install Disc if it is a Off the Shelf System like HP, Dell or so on. However if it is a White Box you'll need to buy a new XP install Disc. Or install a different type of OS like Linux or BSD.

    Col

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    oledave

    You can not re-format your computer. Hard drive, yes. You will still need a boot disk and and a Windows Installation CD. You may need an app named "KillDisk" as WinXP is sometimes unforgiving as to re-install on the same hard drive. Don't forget to partition you drive.

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    ALAN12.10.10.

    You can burn a Linux-stand-alone cd and you can reformat your computer from Linux setup. Got it?

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    tardcart

    If you don't have a XP disk, what do you intend to do after you wipe the disk? You're going to effectively render your box a paperweight.

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    OH Smeg

    There may be a Recovery Partition on the HDD which you can use to make a Install Disc or reload the system from.

    If you don't have that you will need to contact the Computer Maker and get them to send you a Install Disc if it is a Off the Shelf System like HP, Dell or so on. However if it is a White Box you'll need to buy a new XP install Disc. Or install a different type of OS like Linux or BSD.

    Col

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    oledave

    You can not re-format your computer. Hard drive, yes. You will still need a boot disk and and a Windows Installation CD. You may need an app named "KillDisk" as WinXP is sometimes unforgiving as to re-install on the same hard drive. Don't forget to partition you drive.

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    ALAN12.10.10.

    You can burn a Linux-stand-alone cd and you can reformat your computer from Linux setup. Got it?