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hey im having a problem with my hard drive and im just going to format it but i dont know how and i dont know how to install drivers.... can someone tell me how to format and when i want to install drivers, do i jus put in the driver CD's and just install them? IM SO NOOB AT COMPUTING ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY ty for help
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To format the easiest way to do it is during the Windows XP Setup.
  • Open your BIO's and make sure your CD/DVD is the 1st boot device
  • Boot from the Windows Install Disk
  • Choose a Clean install
  • When it asks you what partition to use say to format the current one
  • Let it do its stuff
  • ...........
  • Wait..........
  • ...........
  • Once Windows Boots, Install your drivers

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Boot to your O.S. (windows cd) and follow all the steps It will ask you if you want install a fresh copy-answer yes. Not sure what buttons you push, but it should be self explanitory.

Next it will show the partitions on your hard drive like:

c:\\ windows 100Gb. blah blah blah

Highlight the first partition and hit the "d" key then "L" then "enter" now there should only be one partition and it should say unpartitioned space.

Hit enter and format. Don't do a quick format do the full format.

Follow on-screen directions for the windows installation. It's pretty easy
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Boot to your O.S. (windows cd) and follow all the steps It will ask you if you want install a fresh copy-answer yes. Not sure what buttons you push, but it should be self explanitory.

Next it will show the partitions on your hard drive like:

c:\\ windows 100Gb. blah blah blah

Highlight the first partition and hit the "d" key then "L" then "enter" now there should only be one partition and it should say unpartitioned space.

Hit enter and format. Don't do a quick format do the full format.

Follow on-screen directions for the windows installation. It's pretty easy
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