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Need help Reformatting and reinstalling computer

Q: Need help Reformatting and reinstalling computer

Ok after some help from these forums I found out I have Virut virus so I now have to reformat and reinstall my computer.
The only problem is idk how to go about doing that.

I'm on a Compaq Evo N115 running Windows XP Home Edition.

Now I used to have a compaq presario 700 and it came with these QuickRestore discs. Would I need those discs for this computer in order to do this?

If so where can I find them?

Thank you very much in advance.

A: Need help Reformatting and reinstalling computer

From http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quicksp...11059_div.HTML:"System Recovery: Each unit is shipped with a CD kit for quick recovery (erases hard disk and restores manufacturer-installed image) and software recovery (installs only selected standard software)."http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...=reg_R1002_USENLouis

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Hey all, I read somewhere that everytime you reinstall and reformat Windows XP, you lose some space on the hardrive. I am just curious if this is true or not.
 

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Exactly what the title says, I was directed here by someone in the 'virus and other malware removal' section. As I have a virus on my computer that's very hard to clean so I've decided to repave my system, although I'm not 100% certain of how to do that. So any help that you guys could provide would be very much appreciated.

Also here is the TSG SysInfo if needed:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16279 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 54623 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1809091 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z77 Pro3
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

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As many of you know, I am running an Asus CM5571 Desktop. By default, this PC was shipped with multiple partition on a single drive. It comes with a small and hidden partition for recovery to factory settings, a C:/ partition for apps/OS and a D:/ partition for data.

After a long bit of internal debate, I've decided that I would like to reformat this PC using a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (not the recovery disk) and in the process I'd like to shrink my C:/ partition to 80GB rather than the current 372GB on the c:/ partition.

I'm considering removing the recovery partition while I'm at it, too.

I need some advice as to how this can be done.

The major issue is that my D:/ partition holds 460GB of data that is not easily replaced and I do not have a backup solution. Is it possible to do my reformat, repartition and reinstall without harming the data on partition D:/?

Thanks in advance,
Alex

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Yes. There are several programs that can resize partitions. In Windows 7 there is even a program included into the OS that can do that for you. You can try out partition magic. Just Google it. Plus, when installing Windows 7, the install DVD will let you choose which partition to install windows to, and if you decide to format that partition it won't format the entire HDD, but only the selected partition. Give Partition Magic a try and let us know the outcome.

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This is just awful! I never had such problems reformatting under win98.

I've got a 200GB seagate...and the first partition is what I'm trying to reformat (a little cluttered)...but it goes through all its gyrations (reformatting), then just says (as it's booting up) "problem loading os". I've tried numerous bootdisks (from bookdisk.com) and when I used those, it said that NTLD was missing...well, I found the NTLD file and put in in the bootdisk, but I still get the same message.

Please let me know if you need more info or if there is anything I'm missing...

keega
 

A:reformatting and reinstalling w2K

Can't you just format and boot from the W2K CD?

Boot from CD, wait for files to be copied, then delete the first partition, recreate the partition from the raw space, and then format the partition; then let it copy the setup files across.
On reboot - don't boot from the CD - setup should continue.
 

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I have a pretty bad infection on my laptop and have been receiving guidance over on the "am I infected" board. It looks like the best course of action at this point is for me to reinstall XP. However, my XP CD has been lost in a move from state to state. Can I use another person's XP cd for this?

Thanks for any input!

A:Reinstalling/ Reformatting XP?

You can use another CD as long as it is the same version. That is, if you have XP Pro you cannot use an XP Home CD to reinstall.

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Alright, so I've been infected with a nasty virus and it has been suggested that I reformat my HDD and reinstall the OS. I've read through the links provided by the moderator who helped me with the virus problems, although a lot of the links refer to XP, not Vista. I think I have all the technical stuff figured out, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it.

I'm currently using a 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

I would really appreciate some help with this.

Thank you.

A:Reformatting/partioning/reinstalling help.

What computer brand and model is it?
Do you have recovery DVD, or Vista DVD?
Do you have important data on your computer?

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It was suggested I post this here. I am not very hopeful that anyone can help me. I think I've posted before. Anyway, here goes nothing.I don't seem to be able to rid my Toshiba Laptop XP SP3 of the msiconf.exe. No matter what I've tried so far, it still sits in my msconfig startup file. I can't waste any more time on this. My desktop is expanded sideways so all my pictures are short and fat. Any website I visit is huge and I have to use the bottom scroll to read the whole page. It's nuts. My TrendMicro people are useless. Like I said, I can't afford to spend any more time on this. Seems like the only thing left is to reformat. I have office 2007. I use outlook a lot. I've backed it up to a .pst file on an external drive. I'd do a whole system backup except I'd probably back up the virus as well so that's out.What I want to know, without spending more money, is there a way to back up my settings? By that I mean, preferences in outlook and word, etc. You know, all those things that take forever to do. How about Google bookmarks although they're probably stored on Google.Is there something I'm forgetting?

A:Reformatting HD & Reinstalling Windows

Moving to XP Home and Pro

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I want to reinstall XP SP2 on a clean system due to past bloating/corruption of the OS. For the record here are the system specs:

Mobo: Intel DP35DP
Proc: Core2 Duo 2666 MHz/Socket 775, 1333 Mhz FSB
Mem: 2x2Gb PC800 DDR2
Vid: XFX GeFORCE 8600 GT
HDD1 (System): Seagate 80 MB SATA (ST380215SCE 3Gb/sec)
HDD2 (Data): Seagate 320 MB SATA (ST3320620SV 3Gb/sec)
IDE DVD R/W
IDE DVD ROM

I have an original OEM version of XP SP2 on CD. I've stripped all non-essential programs and software updates from the HDD's. I backed up my data files on a 320Gb WD MyPassport drive. I scanned my computer thoroughly w/ my old AV software, and also with 3 online scanners: F-Secure, Symantec and Kaspersky - all were clean. Dl'd and ran SuperAntiSpyware (clean), and CCleaner. I subsequently stripped off all the AV and related programs and disconected from the internet. My system is naked and clean, and I have all of the drivers for the mobo and video card at hand. I have also disconnected my internal USB media reader - as I gather XP can recognize these as fixed disks and screw up drive lettering. I've set up my daughters computer next to mine so I have easy access to the web and this site.
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I want to reinstall the OS on the 80Gb drive and continue to use the 320Gb for data and swap file. Was going to reformat both drives last night (adding an 8Gb partition to the 320Gb drive for the swapfile) using the Windows CD and recovery console. But DOH - it wouldn'... Read more

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I gather if one is doing a virgin install that you can slipstream the SATA drivers onto a bootable CD with the OS. Will this work if I want to format the drives too? Could I run the slipstream off the USB hard drive??? Last thing I want is multiple installs of the OS - I'd probably go over the edge, pitch the computers in the garbage and move into a cave!Instructions on slipstreaming Windows XP SP3 Network:http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp3_cd.htmhttp://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=85842RAID Slipstreamer v5.3 Build 080626http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enWindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exeYou will also require a functional version (not trial) of Magic ISO, PowerISO or similar and your original Windows XP CD. Slipstream the SP first, then add the Intel drivers with RAID Slipstreamer v5.3. Finally, create the ISO using MagicISO or the like.If you have any questions, please post back to this thread.

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I just got my laptop and am planning to do a fresh reinstall and maybe reformat it. I got a reinstallation DVD and that's all I need for it right? The laptop's from Dell, and there was no given serial number. Do they normally not give one?

Onto the installation process, is everything essentially the same as doing it in XP? So first boot order should be CD, and when the laptop restarts, I take the CD out.

As to partitioning the hard drive, do I need to do it? How much is needed for the recovery files? And the recovery files go on the D drive, right? Or if I want to put the recovery files on D and just one big unpartitioned space on the C drive, do I need to do anything?

Thanks
 

A:Reinstalling/Reformatting Vista

hi you should have a recovery partition on your hdd ctrl and F11 on boot if memory serves me.if you use this you get a factory restore of your system,you just need to back up anything you want to keep
 

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So I am wanting to Reformat and Reinstall my computer, iv had it for about 4 years, and never done it, so i just want to know a few things.

i have an external 640g hard drive. plenty of space, this is probably a stupid question, but can i just copy and paste my program files from my C drive to my external? i would think that would mess up my registry though.

i have norton ghost as a back up program, would it do much help to my computer by just ghosting my hard drive back on it after reformatting?
or are there other programs i should use

and help, beginners advice for doing this is surely welcome, thank you very much :D

A:Reformatting and Reinstalling Questions

Also..
i have wireless internet, would i need to obtain the drivers/disks for my wireless router as well?

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I don't seem to be able to rid my Toshiba Laptop XP SP3 of the msiconf.exe. No matter what I've tried so far, it still sits in my msconfig startup file. I can't waste any more time on this. My desktop is expanded sideways so all my pictures are short and fat. Any website I visit is huge and I have to use the bottom scroll to read the whole page. It's nuts. My TrendMicro people are useless.

Like I said, I can't afford to spend any more time on this. Seems like the only thing left is to reformat.

I have office 2007. I use outlook a lot. I've backed it up to a .pst file on an external drive. I'd do a whole system backup except I'd probably back up the virus as well so that's out.

What I want to know, without spending more money, is there a way to back up my settings? By that I mean, preferences in outlook and word, etc. You know, all those things that take forever to do. How about Google bookmarks although they're probably stored on Google.

Is there something I'm forgetting?

A:Reformatting HD & Reinstalling Windows

Not so fast.

1. Open a forum in the Am I Infected forum.

They're excellent and will instruct you on how to remove this. Its not worth hours of browsing through sites trying to locate all of your drivers and setting all of your settings back to normal not to mention install software.

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I have Virut, so only way out is for the reformatting and reinstalling for Windows XP. I'm going to use the winnt32.exe to do this, but for some reason, I only see "Upgrade" or "New Installation", no Reinstall or something. Sorry I'm not really familiar with this, somebody help me please, I need to know the steps to do this right.

A:Help with reformatting and reinstalling Windows XP

Do you have a installation cd? . . This is a good guide to doing a clean install of XP

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Okay, little backstory first. I've been having some problems associated with viruses and spyware in my computer for awhile. So I installed new virus protection/spyware protection. Cleared all the spyware, but I couldn't get the viruses I needed to out so I just said screw it and decided to reformat the hard drive and start again. I got a copy of XP Pro from my instructor at tech school earlier today and I was pretty happy when I got home. Looked on the internet for an easy way to do this. Printed it out, still content.
So I reset the boot order so that my CD Rom would boot first so that the Setup cd would work, and then it went through the usual stuff. I press enter, accept the agreement. Still happy as a clam. I then delete the old partition and press C to create a new one at the maximum MB. It gets to 100% and then it decides to be a bad child and say that it could not create it because my hard disk/drive (I forgot which it said) could be damaged or unplugged or other assorted things of bad nature.
So now I'm not happy as clam. I tried it again and again. Everything from restarting the computer to praying to Jesus, and nothing has worked. My computer has declared war on me, and we shall not let it win!

So if you didn't want to read the little backstory here's the question. How do I fix my hard drive/disk or change whatever I need to to get my computer to install XP Pro and so I can once again be happy as clam. And not emo. Thanks in advance, just do what you can. I'm a... Read more

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Originally Posted by G8Way918


I got a copy of XP Pro from my instructor at tech school earlier today




It would be my guess that the above statement will not make everyone here happy as a clam. That sounds as though you are attempting to use pirated software.

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Okay, so I got the Virut virus and another website (cyber tech help) recommended that I reinstall and reformat my computer. But I don't want to keep any of the files since they are most likely infected. So how do I create the recovery discs so that they don't back up any infected files?

And do I need the XP CD to reinstall Windows XP? D:

A:Virut, Reformatting and Reinstalling

You do need a n XP installation disc to reinstall. You format the drive early in the installation

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

http://www.techhandbook.com/windows/...g-Windows.html

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I have an Asus, K53E model. My PC has recently been infected with viruses and trojans and while I was able to get rid of some of them, I'm not sure if I got them all so I decided to completely wipe my Hard Drive.

I was going to do Asus Recovery from disk, but I only have one disk available so I decided to do with the Recovery partition. The instructions for the Recovery partition tell me that once I restore my PC to factory that I'll get three options:

Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".


Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".


Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (25%) and "D" (75%).

I'm not really a tech-wiz so I'm not sure which option to choose. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Would really like some insight on this...

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I have been having some major problems trying to reformat my hard drive and reinstalling WIN XP Pro. Hope someone can help!!

I have two harddrives in my PC a 20 gig and a 160 gig. Win XP was installed on my 20 gig hard drive and in trying to reformat this drive and reinstall windows I have encountered some major problems. Here's what happens:

1) I first changed the boot sequence to boot from the CD drive.

2) With the Win XP cd in the drive I rebooted the PC which brings me to the blue Win XP installed screen.

3) I select the C drive, delete the partition, and then create a new partition in the standard NTFS format.

4) Once the drive has been repartitioned I proceed in attempting to installed Windows, but I keep getting a screen that says that my drive is not in a Win XP compatable format and that I must go back, delete the partition, and create a new partition. Soooooo I do this and when I try to installed Win XP I just get the same message again!!

Now at first I thought that the problem might be a poor copy of Win XP, so I tried a different copy but that didn't work. I even tried using Win XP boot (floppy) disks and booting from my A drive, but that didn't work. So then somebody told me that the drive might be corrupt, so I went out and bought a new HD (120 gig) and tried again only to have the same error!!! What gives!!

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I have so many things going wrong with my Win7 toshiba satellite L505 laptop that rather than try to identify and eliminate the cause, I'm fine just backing up my data, reformatting, and starting over again. However, in backing up my data, how do I make sure I'm not backing up, then reinstalling, the same item that's causing the problems I'm having now? Thanks!

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I will be reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling xp. It would be so nice to be able to have all my settings and passwords installed at the same time. Where would I get them?

A:reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling xp

Do you have the password for the admin account?

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I got a virus on my computer 2 weeks ago and have been unable to get rid of it. I think it has altered some of my windows32 files and replaced my svchost. The online tech guy I was working with concluded, after 2 weeks of scans and logs, that it's a new variant and it may take a while to figure out a fix.

I would like to reformat my computer, but here's what's happening:

I place the following CD into my drive:

I boot up the computer and the first screen that comes up is:

I press f12 to access the boot menu and the following screen appears:

I select onboard or usb CD-ROM Drive and press enter and it starts reading the disk:

It then asks me what I want to do with the CD and I press enter (to select set up Windows XP now):
Then this screen pops up:
When I press the up or down arrow key or d, I get the following message:
Thanks for the help.
 

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I need to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows xp.
before attempting this i printed out the step by step procedures in order to do this and neither one is working.

in the method where i am to boot with the windows cd-rom and then i press enter to install windows, then in the part (where according to my instructions) where i am to select any partition space i want to delete, or create a new partition, in the box where the partition spaces are to be listed i only have this message: Unknown Disk <There is no disk in this drive.> what does this mean?

so i try another method, where instead of pressing enter to install windows. i am to press r to go to the Recovery Console. i get into the recovery console but according to these instructions i should be promted to specify the appropriate windows installation. but i am not being prompted to select anything. i get this : The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality. Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console ans restart the computer. and that's all i get, and i am prompted to type in a command. am i supposed to type in command here? because according to my instructions i am to get the following message C:\WINDOWS Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to but i do not get that message at all, just a prompt to type in a command.

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A:reformatting & reinstalling Windows XP, why cant i do this with any method? pls help!

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 530S with the specs in the link below that I am thinking about reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling Vista (or other operating system if it doesn't cost much and makes sense).  
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/lPvGYlNAKbAw1VHkWkPBKMQ
 
The computer runs very slowly and since it's been running since 2008 I think it might be time.  However, I've never done anything like this before so am pretty nervous.  I do have a Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive that I can use for backup purposes.  I also have the following disks that came with the desktop when we originally bought it (brand new):
 
Dell Drivers and Utilities
ATI Radeon -HD 2400 Pro - Dell Driver CD
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 32BIT
Roxio Creator
Microsoft Works 8.5
Dell LCD Flat Panel Monitor
 
I already ordered a new power source (Seasonic SS-300TFX 300W 80PLUS BRONZE TFX Power Supply) as the one in the desktop is burned out and more RAM (Crucial 2GB Kit (1GBx2) DDR2-667MHz (PC2-5300) Non-ECC UDIMM Desktop Memory Upgrades CT2KIT12864AA667 / CT2CP12864AA667) so buying a new PC is not an option.  
 
So how difficult is the process?  Where can I get specific directions on how to do so?  What are tips and pitfalls I should be aware of?  
 
Thanks!

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You know, these previous days I haven't used my laptop because of some problems, I already posted my problem still waiting for the result and i'm really out of patience now.. So what's on my mind now is to reinstall the os or reformatting hard disk.. which is better can i choose reformatting the hard disk because it is faster than reinstalling windows? What will happen when i reformat the hard drive? will the system go back normal? i don't care now about my files since i have a backup what i want is to back my laptop in good state.. please i need answers and please teach me how to reformat hard drive thank you..

A:Reinstalling Windows or Reformatting Hard Disk?

Without knowing what problems you are experiencing, if you want to start from scratch with a "clean system" you should format.Boot to your OS disc. Choose the option to delete the existing partition and then recreate it. Format. Install. After installing you'll need to download and install all drivers starting with the chipset driver and followed by the video driver, sound driver, etc. Obtain the drivers from the website of your laptop manufacturer, not from Windows Update. Next install a GOOD anti virus application. Then download and install all Windows Updates (except for hardware / driver updates as previously explained).If you need more detailed instructions you can look at any or all of these links:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/install-reinstall-uninstallhttp://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html

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I just currently bought and set up a SSD (switching from HDD for boosted read speeds), installed Windows 7 onto it, and put drivers on. When prompted to reboot my system once again I noticed that the reboot time jumped from the initial 15 seconds, to about 40. To test just to make sure it wasn't anything, I hard booted it and same thing. It hangs at "Starting Windows" with the flag moving forever. I then installed the rest of my software and whatnot.

So what I would like to do is format the current SSD drive which I am currently using Windows on, and re-install windows onto it. Maybe changing the order in which I install my drivers would make a difference? It's just strange how either my GPU drivers or Motherboard drivers would slow boot time so immensely. How would I go about doing that on the drive I am using?

I have read many forums and How-To's, but none seem to explain about the current one you're using.

Thank you,
Sean

A:Reformatting & Reinstalling Windows 7 64bit on current HDD/SSD

I'm not sure I understand why the problem.

If you have a valid Windows installation disc, just boot from that disc and reinstall to the SSD. Disconnect other drives before beginning.

Maybe you can give more details or offer a better explanation.

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I'm so sick and tired of sorting out my dad's computer every month, he'll do something to **** up the whole computer and then i have to take it into my room and spend another 2-3 days tryin got fix it or most of the time just reinstalling it over and over again and then on top of that I am having to install all his programs all over again and then fixing the drivers, and then just to make it last a little longer all the little settings that i'd be using to make sure that he doesnt mess it up again so easily i have to find and remember and correct on the system.

I'm so sick of it! All I ever talk about with my dad now is about computers and its driving me up the wall.

I want to be able to do something where I only have to stick maybe a CD or a Hard Drive in maybe do a drag and drop or a bootable CD so that I dont have to do all this **** all the time is there any way that I can do this?

One of my friends have suggested Ghosting the hard drive i'm not really sure what he means by that but from what I have worked out it maybe that I copy the whole system and make a backup of it, so what I just drag and drop and I won't ever need to reinstall the programs again?

Can you guys suggest anything?

A:Sick and Tired of Constant Reformatting and Reinstalling

"Ghosting" is when you use software (such as Symantec's Norton Ghost) to make a mirror image of everything on your hard drive. This is much more than just copying disks onto a file however.

If you do happen to pick up a copy of Ghost, I recommend the following:

1. Reformat his machine.
2. Install Windows XP
3. Install only software necessities.
4. Create a ghost image

This way, when your dad mucks his system up in the future, you can easily revert back to that original ghost/image and save yourself loads of time. Just make sure to run Windows Update immediately after reverting back to the ghost since you'll need to reinstall all of Microsoft's security updates.

Try a few google searches for Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image to see if they'll meet your needs.

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 530S with the specs in the link below that I am thinking about reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling Vista (or other operating system if it doesn't cost much and makes sense).

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/l...bAw1VHkWkPBKMQ

The computer runs very slowly and since it's been running since 2008 I think it might be time. However, I've never done anything like this before so am pretty nervous. I do have a Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive that I can use for backup purposes. I also have the following disks that came with the desktop when we originally bought it (brand new):

Dell Drivers and Utilities
ATI Radeon -HD 2400 Pro - Dell Driver CD
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 32BIT
Roxio Creator
Microsoft Works 8.5
Dell LCD Flat Panel Monitor

I already ordered a new power source (Seasonic SS-300TFX 300W 80PLUS BRONZE TFX Power Supply) as the one in the desktop is burned out and more RAM (Crucial 2GB Kit (1GBx2) DDR2-667MHz (PC2-5300) Non-ECC UDIMM Desktop Memory Upgrades CT2KIT12864AA667 / CT2CP12864AA667) so buying a new PC is not an option.

So how difficult is the process? Where can I get specific directions on how to do so? What are tips and pitfalls I should be aware of?

Thanks!

A:Reformatting Hard Drive and Reinstalling Vista

No trouble at all pmsmith03, no trouble at all.

Remove the screws that secure the old Power Supply and disconnect the cables from the motherboard and all drives.
Put the new one in, replace the screws and reconnect all cables.
As for the memory, just open the clips on the motherboard, and press to install it next to the old one.

One thing to remember is to unplug the Power Cable and ground yourself before touching the inside of your system (danger to the components from ESD).

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I have been given a laptop by a friend and due to his stupidity HDD recovery was not available. I have just spent about 4 hours getting all the graphics audio etc working and now I realized I only set my system partition to 3gb. Why I do not know.

Can anyone tell me how I can make mys system partition bigger without losing my hours of hard work getting this laptop working as it should.

A:Make my system partition Bigger without reinstalling or reformatting

Hi,
How big is this harddrive?
Do you have any other partitions on the harddrive that have data you need to keep?
Bill

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I have a toshiba m200 notebook and have the recovery dvd and would like to reformat and reinstall windows XP, but I can't get it to boot from the external drive. This computer does not come with an internal drive but has a PCMCIA slot and an SD slot. There is also a toshiba program called the SD Memory Boot Utlity.

I have set it to boot from the DVD drive first, both in the bios and in the toshiba control panel settings, but it just skips it because I am told it is not the exact external DVD drive that Toshiba makes for this model.

Once booted my external DVD burner drive works perfectly but it just won't boot from the drive.

Is it possible to use a PCMCIA memory card reader with a compact flash card to reformat and reinstall?

Is it possible to start the boot from the SD card to get to an DOS prompt, and then access and start the reinstall from the DVD drive then.

I found the following page and tried copying the files like the instructions said, but it just went to my hard drive to boot each time
http://www.zipvoid.co.uk/toshiba.htm

Does anyone have any suggestions or should I just toss the laptop as I'm so frustrated with it.
 

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How do I reformat my HP PC?
The model is dx5150.

I heard about various methods such as using F10 when in the blue HP screen during startup to reformat it. But it doesn't work for me 'cause I don't have a blue HP screen.

By the way, I don't have a Windows XP CD or any boot disks or such.
Is there anyway to reformat without an XP CD?

A:Reformatting the Computer

Well you need to have some kind of boot disc whether it be a cd or a floppy. You can use DBAN put it on a floppy and wipe the drive that way. And if you plan on using the computer again you need to have an OS disc to do a reinstall otherwise it is useless without an OS.

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This is a huge thread. I had no idea what forum to put this under, but I don't think it should have to go anywhere else other than here. This is a question about reformatting my computer, with no real full answers.

I have really started to notice how slow my computer has become, so I have decided to reformat the computer. Thing is, I am not going to just put back the back-up file, and I am not wanting to lose everything. Thanks to a second hard drive, I have decided to try and go through everything we need and put it on there manually, so to not include what I don't want. I just wanted to know, what do you think I should try and save from this reformat of a computer?

My list:
Program files (the instillation file)
Start-up files / 'All Programs' (much the same as ^)
Browser information (bookmarks, settings, saved passwords, forms (anything else?))
Bits of set up information (internet connection, drivers (must check my CD collection))
My document files (for all users) / Files stored on c drive (my folder, and everyone elses)
Documents and settings (go through them and have a look, not forgetting limewire shared downloads)
And your suggestions and reminders

Before doing any of this, I will have to create a few back-up files on DVD's just in case. I have not gone through with it yet, but DriveImage XML seems to be my best option so far. After that is done, I will get onto doing this eventually.
What do you think I could be missing?

Will this h... Read more

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I have a computer with windows xp professional Edition which was infected with a rogue virus. I was able to remove this virus, however it infected the registry. All the periferals were disabled included the cd-rom, network drivers, processor drivers. I ended up deciding to reformat the computer. It has raid 0, with 2 hard drives.

When I formated it I got a BSOD 0x0000007b. I put in the raid controller driver on a floppy drive. I was looking online for any solution to this problem, I found a few but nothing that would help me resolve the problem.

This is a 7 year old computer but I'm used to it and do not want to buy a new computer.

I am hoping someone has experienced a similar problem and can tell me how to fix it

I ran a chkdsk on the hard drive, they were fine.

A:reformatting computer

System manufacturer and model?

What exact steps did you take to reformat/reinstall Windows?

Do you have a MS Genuine XP CD sold by Microsoft?

Louis

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Hello....

I want to KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL my computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate it, I can't stand it... eitherway..... so it's win xp home

Tried to reboot that bleep of trash and pressing F8 then F10 then F4 constantly and it didn't work.... tried delete and got into bios

Problem - I was NOT given a CD... Futureshop and Canadian Electronic stores practice Tyranny

So.... Through my reading I found out about the I386 folder - mine was deleted so I re-installed SP2... BUT no winnt files that are exe

Now what? Any ideas?

A:Reformatting Computer - No Cd

by law your computer maker must furnish you a way to reinstall, sometimes it's a hidden partition on your hard drive, others even have you burn the cd's, if you neglect to do this or lose the manual telling you how to reinstall, companies will send you a reinstall package for a small fee, the important thing is your certificate of authenticty where you have a valid number.

call them up

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So I'm going to help a friend reformat and old computer and put XP on it......
I don't know if formatting old computers with XP is safe? She says its pretty old, like '99 and she got it for free from a friend for work (she can't afford anything else right now)
So it's not like we can go out and buy a bunch of stuff for it....I think it's running on Windows 98 & I know nothing about the drivers and I know she doesn't have any CD's for the drivers....

SO any advice on how to go about doing this would be awesome.
Thanks!
 

A:Reformatting an old computer...

I would have serious doubts about a '99 PC being able to run XP.

You really need about a 500 MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM to make it run in a useable manner. Do you have that on the old PC?

Apart from that you just put the XP CD in the drive and let the PC boot from it, following the menu's. Remember it has to be a copy of XP that is not in use on any PC and was never supplied "with a PC", or the operating system may refuse to activate and lock you out.

1 licence per PC.

Then you need to know the make and model of PC or the make and model of the motherboard so you can get the correct XP drivers from the makers website (if any were ever released, given it's an old PC)
 

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windows 2000 upgraded from windows MEcomputer totally messed up after someone went in and deleted everything from add/remove programs, all other programs and files etc deleted also.internet explorer still works and it will still connect to the internet but it won't install any necessesary programs such as avg antivirus or spybottried to reformat with win2000 cd, but it wouldn't complete the format. a message keeps popping up in a gray box: "the application must be installed to run. please set up fromt he location where you originally installed the application"went to http://windows2000.windowsreinstall.comshould I try Windows 2000 Pro install on used Hard Drive or Windows 2000 Pro Repair install ?the cd is a full installation disk.is there a way to format the hard drive to get rid of everything and then install win2000 from the cd? there is nothing to back up or save on the computer.

A:need help with reformatting computer

Pop in the win 2000 disk.....go to the setup menu..and instead of formatting the drive, delete the partitions and remake them. Then install.

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Am currently writing this using my laptop computer. I need help in formatting my desktop pc. It runs Windows Vista Home Basic, and as you know the *restore to factory* recovery info is contained on the hard drive(which I cannot access) Is there any other way I can format it?

Here is the problem with the other computer....
I push the *power* button to boot up computer but it takes 20 minutes to an hour to boot to the desktop...in process I see no *logo* screen, so cannot tap F8 to gain access to the advanced boot menu screen. Then suddenly it boots to the desktop. I can acccess anything ON the desktop but cannot access IE, nor will Add/Remove programs work. I click to uninstall a program, and it says *its working* but it basically freezes and doesnt uninstall anything, AND doesn't really do anything. I had to use ctrl/alt/del to shut it down. Restart does not work, same problem with booting.

Bad me, I had loaned the computer to a friend for a few months while I was preparing to move, and moving as well. I just got the computer back last week. YESTERDAY my friend tells me the pc has been *misbehaving* for about 2 months and never before had any problems while in my home. I know, never loan computer to *friend*...but lesson learned.

I really need to know how to format. Am wondering if I should create a boot disk for it from this computer and then try that.....but will wait for your advice.

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A:PLEASE! I need help in reformatting my other computer...

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and tempretures and post them

because of it being moved something could have worked loose check the connections
in the bios disable the the gui[logo]
try a cmos reset
turn the computer off
remove the power lead from the back
take the side off
remove the cmos battery
move the cmos jumper from pins 1 and 2 to pin 2 and 3 and the back to pins 1 and 2
reinsert the battery
put the side on
replug in the power lead
boot the computer

there can be 2 solder points you touch with a screwdriver
2 pins you touch with a screwdriver or use a jumper
a cmos clear switch or button

to restore to factory you usually put in the recovery disk and hit one of the F keys as it is booting up
then the recovery cd and the recovery partition work in conjunction with one another to impliment the restore
there will be a diagram and instructions in your manual

then see if you can get safe mode[low resolution mode]

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Hello,
I want to know if there is any way to reformat my computer (HP) without having the default factory programs (AOL 3 Months Included, Get Vonage, My HP Games, Norton Internet Bullsh*t, and all this other crap) installed.
If there IS any way, can you please explain the procedure?

Thank you,
Eli
 

A:Reformatting a computer...

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Hi. Recently I had some trojan rootkit hit my computer, and decided maybe it'd be best if I reformat it and re-install windows. Catch is, I'm not really good with computers and don't really know how to do this.

It's a dell laptop, and I have windows XP running on it. Still have most of, if not all, the original cds that came with it when I purchased it. What I'm wondering is how hard this is to do? Could I risk wrecking more than I do good by attempting this when I don't really know what I'm doing?

Let me know if your need to know anything else, like what model and other stuff, and I'll get back with it. Any help'd be appreciated, thanks.

A:Reformatting My Computer

Hello tofte

I have a fairly standard procedure that I follow, after backing up what data I can safely save and then restoring the computer
I apply any driver updates that seem necessary, you have to go to your model's web page and compare dates, if you see newer drivers, it's best to load/update them. Next I clean the computer of useless crud and adware installed by the manufacturer. Same thing for something like norton's trial subscription, there's a special uninstaller for that.

Next I will apply the latest service pack, having the latest drivers and no security software to interfer

Then I load my security software

Last I connect to the internet

This is a pain but I believe it to be the safest approach

In your log I noticed you were running norton's and PrevxCSI, and teatimer, avoid any combination of security software that
might conflict

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Hello,



I would like to reformat my computer or set it back to the original settings. I cannot find the windows xp installation cd / boot disk.

I brought the computer legally so I have no idea why I didn't get them, I have all the other details of purchase and stuff.

I remember being asked to make a disk when I first switched on the computer but this was my first computer so I didn't have any disks or understand what it was doing.

Is there anyway I can reformat my computer or reset the settings?
 

A:Reformatting my computer

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Okayzzz

So I reformatted my computer (from CD)... I had 2 problems DURING reinstall-ation

1- missing duser.dll file (so I skipped it)
2- when it was "updating" for some fun reason it said I had some setup something unabled....
So now I'm trying to connect to the internet and no luck.... I installed Mozilla from a USB... IE7 and Mozilla exist but neither connects....

I went to control panel -> Network Connections -> Add New Connection -> Get error "The New Connection Wizard was unable to open the following location on your machine: C:\Program Files\Online Services"

I can reinstall windows again but it asks if I should update (recommended) but I can't even connect to the net... and YES the internet is connected to the other computer and the Ethenet is green - the plugs are working so is the machine
Anywayz I did add Duser.dll to my other computer (in the system32 folder) - but that's still not giving it the ability to go onto the internet.... still same error... in a sense the computer looks screwed but I need to somehow get onto the net so that I can reinstall windows with the updates and such

A:Reformatting My Computer

Try reinstalling it again, and make sure the CD your using is clean. If theres dirt or a scratch over a certain part of the CD, whatever file was there, the setup will skip. If you get the same error but your cd doesn't have any scratches on it, than it's something else. Try reinstalling it, that would be your best bet right now.

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Hi, I'm trying to reformat my computer. When i put the window XP cd in, and i reboot my computer. I don't get the blue screen to full reformat my computer. I tried turning off my computer, and turning it back on. Putting the cd in and i don't get the blue screen. I reformat my computer before and i get the blue screen, but some reason i don't get it today.

A:Need help on reformatting my computer

Is the BIOS set to boot to CD first and then hard drive?

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I no doubt have viruses/malware and due to a failed reformat a long time ago, their is more than one operating system on my comp, and I just want to kill 2 birds with one stone and just reformat it and get it done with.

However, I have a few questions.

1) I don't have any of the CD's that came with the computer. If I go buy an XP cd, for all the other software (Microsoft Word, etc), how do I transfer it back to the comp without having to go buy it again to install it?

2) Is it possible that I transfer the viruses/malware when I put back the file I save after it reformats?

3) Any simplistic reformatting guides out there? I'm hardly computer illiterate, but I'm no technician...

A:About reformatting my XP computer...

Is your computer a brand name? There can be specific steps to take and you can often buy replacement recovery or reinstall disks for less than 20.00

List the brand model and service tag/ part number if any or describe the mainboard model and revision which is often a splash screen early in the boot process and is also written on the motherboard.

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i tried my best to catch up to what our i.t specialist have taught me but he was so fast and very busy lately. please kindly jot down step by step how to reformat a computer.

A:Computer Reformatting

Assuming that you want to reinstall the OS, It depends on the computer and what disks you have.
If this is a retail computer, you should have a set of recovery disks or you might need an original Windows CD
What is the make and model of your computer?

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Hi, I have decided to reformat my computer and I have never done this before and I was wondering what I would need to reformat my computer. I run Windows XP.
 

A:Reformatting Computer

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Hello, new to this site. I want to reformat my computer and would like to find step by step instructions on how to do so. I already backed up my comp with Carbonite and a stand alone back up unit as well. Its a Dell laptop,AMD Sempron, Processor 3500+, 1.58 GHz, 896 MB of RAM/ Windows XP Home Edition 2002. What next? Any assistance would be appreciated!

A:reformatting my computer

Are you just looking to format or format/reinstall windows?The easiest way to do it is just insert your recovery discs, or other windows installation disc, and go forwards as if you were going to install windows.Microsoft provides a guide to do so http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307When you get to the point where it tells you that it is checking the drive you can eject the disc and shutdown the machine, or go through with the install if that was the plan.There are other programs to format as well, but if you were going to reinstall windows this is the easiest way.

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I have been having issues with my computer. I was having problems with a virus and I thought it was gone and then I went to turn on my computer and all I get is my desktop background picture and no start menu and no desktop icons or anything. When I hit Ctrl Alt delete nothing happens at all. No one has been able to help me with this problem. One person told me I would need to find the cd for my computer to basically reformat it. I thought I found the cd and put it in and again nothing happened. These are the cds I have, Operating System reinstallation cd. Drivers and Utilities. And I have a couple that say Application on them. Are any of these the ones I need or am I doing something wrong? I really need my computer soon and just need some help. Thank you.

A:reformatting my computer

Also my computer will not go into safe mode either. I have tried that.

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c:\WINDOWS\system32\presetup.cmd - FILE NOT FOUND!
c:\WINDOWS\system32\setupORG.exe - FILE NOT FOUND!
(setupORG.exe ->Original windows Setup.exe)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
POSSIBLE CAUSE:
1."Preset.cmd" not exist in the i386 folder in UXPCD
"setupORG.exe" not exist in the i386 folder in UXPCD
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2. Check your "txtsetup.sif" in the i386 folder on UXPCD
---Txtsetup.sif---------------------------
[SourceDiskFiles]
setupORG.exe=1,,,,,,,,2,0,0 ; must exist
prestup.cmd =1,,,,,,,,2,0,0 ; must exist
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now this is very similar to the post found on these forums but it doesn't solve my problem.

To walk you all through what i've done so far.
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Trying to clean up my dads XP Home ED comp. I went out and bought Windows XP PRO.

Now i'm not used to HP, the BIOS is all weird so I had to insert the disk and start the installation process instead of just restarting and booting from the disk.

Now I wasn't able to delete the Windows XP Home ED. Partition so I just merged the two since they have similar files.

Everything was installing fine until I got the error message as posted above.

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A:Reformatting Hp Computer

Now i'm not used to HP, the BIOS is all weird so I had to insert the disk and start the installation process instead of just restarting and booting from the disk.Why can't you boot from the CD? Familiarize yourself with the BIOS and look for a 'boot order' option and make the CD first.

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Have a Dell 410 XPS with vista that I would like to reformat. What is the proper procedure for reformatting both the C and D drives. My reinstallation disk has more options than the reinstalation disks that came with my old Compaq(it had 2 cds and no otions). The manual that came with my computer is rather vague about this. I know this can be a long drawn out affair, and have backed up all my info and would like to clean my computer out and bring it back to like it was the day I got it. Yes I do have some major issues with my computer that requires me to reformat, mostly caused by me.
thanks mike

A:Reformatting A Dell 410 Computer

I did a Dell today that used F8 to access the recovery partition. That should be the quickest way to reformat your Dell and will leave the recovery partition intact (along with the Tools partition if you have one).

If you'd like to get rid of all partitions, then you'll have to delete the partitions and create one partition to hold everything. Then you can install Vista with the Operating System, Drivers, and Utilities disks that came with your Dell.

Personally, I'd go with the first option above - it's quicker and you won't have to install all the drivers and applications.

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I recently just reformatted my gx620 and as soon as it boots up and gets to the desktop I keep getting a message saying your computer will restart as soon as the installation completes. And when it restarts it keeps popping up and it does it over and over and I dont know what to do, I have reformatted the computer to try and fix the problem but nothing is working. Anyone know how to fix this?

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Hello.

I will try to make this story as short as possible, but I am very frustrated on this.

My dad's laptop had gotten a bunch of viruses/rootkits, so I decided to use KillDisk and erase everything with one pass.

Everything gets done and I reinstall Win 7 Home Premium 64bit. Install everything and use the laptop like normal.

For the first five minutes, everything is fine. Loads programs up in a couple of settings.

After the five minutes, it starts getting very slow. The mouse is lagging. Everything takes a couple of minutes to load. The only thing I even did besides have it on was install Windows Update when you first reformat.

After a few more KillDisks and reformatting. the same problem is happening. I know rootkits are harder to kill than most, but can it be possible it is STILL alive?

I also am thinking maybe something inside the laptop is wrong (CPU, HDD.) How would I be able to check this to let you guys know?

I will try the HP Recovery Manager in a while and see if there is any difference.

Please, if anyone could help me and give me at least some ideas to why this is happening.

Thank you.

A:Computer goes very slow even after reformatting

It's unlikely the virus could survive a simple format or just the Diskpart Clean Command
which wipes the boot sector, although some can get into the BIOS.

First I would concentrate on getting a perfect reinstall: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Then if necessary compare that with Factory Recover if you made the DIsks or saved the Recovery partition: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If problems persist test your hardware and work through these other troubleshooting steps

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So usually when I would reformat my computer I would put the first cd of norton ghost image disk after the computer restart and there would be that black screen that appear and asking me to type any command to make it work so I did and nothing happened so I tried again and it asked me to type the right command.

I remember last time my friend did it he type something after the black screen appear and it show the norton ghost screen to reformat the comp with the image disk so if someone could please help me out here and tell me what is the command that I need to type to access to the norton ghost screen to reformat my computer I would really appreciate.

PS sorry for my poor English im still learning it
 

A:Computer reformatting problem

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I have spent the week running scans to remove a virus I received (ispynow) and have decided to reformat my computer instead. I have backed up all of my files (though I am concerned I now have the virus in my external hard drive). I have an HP dv1000 laptop and the hp site says I should have to make recovery cds and can then reformat using the "system recovery" tool that shouls be listed under programs. I can' find that. It also says I can use f11 key when starting up to follow the same steps but f11 doesn't seem to do anything. I have an "application and driver recovery" cd and the "operating system cd" for xp home sp2. I just want my computer back either by getting rid of the virus or reformatiing. Thank you for your help.

A:[SOLVED] need help reformatting my computer

Here's a good checklist for you.


The Windows? XP Installation Check List.
1. The Windows? XP SP2-CD (naturally)

2. Darik's Boot N Nuke?..A Disc wiping Utility; or alternatively... Killdisk?. (Click the coloured Links).

3. Please read this guide...A Step-by-Step Installation Guide with explanations for each step of the installation.

4. The Motherboard CD that contains all the necessary Drivers etc.

A few tips:
a. Darik's Boot N Nuke will take about 4? hours to completely wipe the Drive; however, this will vary depending on how big the Drive is. (That estimate is for a 80Gb HDD). Wiping the HDD this way will give you the best chance of a 'clean' uninterrupted installation.

b. When you get to Figure 7 in 'The Guide', you can create more than one partition here by simply telling Windows? how big you want it. Should you do decide to create an extra partition, it will not be active until you do so after the installation is over and done with...we can give you guidance as to how this is done, so partition away if you wish.

c. Once the installation is finished, with all the Motherboard Drivers installed, and Internet connected, I strongly recommend that you install a reputable Anti Virus program first; then, go to the Windows Update Site and download all the updates (including SP3).
AVG? is has a very good free version available here. ... Read more

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Dvk01 in Virus & Other Malware Removal, was not able to find a solution to my Trojan. Suggested reformatting to clean and get rid of whatever it is. Any suggestions on the best way to do this? Iím planning on saving my files to the separate hard drive. Dvk01 said that should not be infected.

Iím at work now, Iíll run the TSG when I get home in about an hour.

Thank you for any suggestions you can add. Below is the computer Iím looking at reformatting.

HP Pavilion dv6000
Microsoft W. XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
HP
AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile TL-50
803MHz 960MB of Ram.
 

A:Solved: help reformatting my computer.

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So I got a copy of Win XP Pro (april '09) and I went to install it on my computer, assuming it would format itself, but it installed Win XP Pro and left XP Home as well. That isn't really where the problem lies though - I start up XP Pro and it doesn't detect any of my drivers. My screen resolution is stuck to 640x480 8 Bit color because it isn't detecting my graphics card or ANYTHING, won't connect to the internet, didn't clear my hard drive - etc. etc.

so I got a driver detecting program on the Home edition and put it in program files, started up Pro edition, went to run it from program files there, and it won't let me run. Is there any way I can detect my drivers without connecting to the internet? Someone help me please.

A:Reformatting my computer (need help with drivers, etc.)

and welcome to the Forum


You can use the pc you are posting on now to download the drivers from the PC manufacturers support site . . burn to D or copy to flash and install on the other o0ne. Install the Chipset driver first, then the others in any order.

You have both Home and Pro because you did not do a clean install . . If you only want Pro, reinstall using this guide:

you might want to print it for reference during the install.

http://www.techhandbook.com/windows/...g-Windows.html

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By the time my job finally got around to approving letting me get a new computer (for personal use), Vista was already out. I do NOT want to use Vista (and I'm pretty xx at my job now for xx me around for two months with the approval process when it should have taken two weeks, maximum).

Would it be feasible for me to reformat the hard drive and then install Windows XP? I'm not really sure what to do about all this, but I just do NOT want Vista... but I also don't want to screw up a brand new computer.

Thank you in advance for your help and advice.

A:New computer with Vista... and reformatting?

I dont see a problem with that. Most of the hardware thats compatible with vista should work fine with xp.

Just boot from an xp cd and format and install.

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Hello sevenforums, Ive recently been getting the BSOD.

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041790
BCP2: FFFFFA8001A00F40
BCP3: 000000000000FFFF
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

So I reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 64bit (thinking it was a software problem), and I got a BSOD before I even installed my graphics card and motherboard drivers.

So I install my drivers, they where successfully installed. Unfortunately I am still getting a BSOD every so often.

I recently purchased a new graphics card, and I'm 70% sure its the problem, but I want to be absolute!

I'm not an expert on BSOD and computers in general. So I have another assumption.
It could possible be my windows disk?
My windows 7 ultimate disk was somewhat glitchy. It took 3 attempts to install windows 7 (I would get an error at 37%). After the 3rd attempt it installed.

I added an attachment to this thread with the required system information using the SF Diagnostic Tool this forum suggested.

Any information on this problem would be great!

A:BSOD Before And After Reformatting Computer

Hello Baconman37 and welcome to Sevenforums.

I received your additional files, however I did not receive your crash dumps. To get these & enable them -
To ensure minidumps are enabled:






Quote:
* Press Start, in the Search Box type: "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes), press Enter.
* Select the Advanced tab, click on Startup and Recovery Settings.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information headline select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box.
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK till you're out of the dialogue.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

When your system crashes, go to %systemroot%\Minidump, wrap the newest 3, 4 dumps in a zip and upload them.




   Information
If crash dumps already exists in the folder, upload the newest and skip the above steps.

Best Regards,
Frederik.

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guyz, my computer run to slow maybe lots of uncessarry file was undeleted. i just wanted to reformat my computer... can u help me by sending a procedure on how to reformat my computer and what cd should i be needed..

A:step in reformatting a computer

what op system
you list it as 98 at the side but posted in xp section

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On my other computer, Sony Vaio Laptop...just recently it's been consantly shutting down everytime I run a big program, or sometimes just shutting off by myself. So I was guessing it was a virus, so I reformatted my computer, since that's the only way I know how to fix it. So in the process of reformatting it, it still was shutting down. So it took like 10 tries reformatting computer till it finally finished. Well, now that my computer has finally been reformatted, everything deleted in C and D drive n' all, my computer still shuts down. Does anyone know the problem? thank you
 

A:Computer Shuts Down EVEN after Reformatting

bad battery or PSU would be my first guess, but I'm sure you have tried running off each to see.
 

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Hi guys,After my virus/spyware infection, I decided to reformat my computer because after the cleaning, my computer seems to be messed up. The virus/spyware is gone but my computer is screwy. So I decided to just pop in my sysytem recovery dics that came with my computer. However, due to the current state of my computer, it would not autorun. So I had to restart my computer. Upon restart, I was prompted to perform this recovery, which I clicked yes. Now the problem is that, I didnt work. Before the process even starts, I am told that the reformat cannot be performed because the file hive "systemroot/system32/config/SECUIRTY" is either missing or corrupt. I have my system CD, what should I do? Thanks!Lawrance

A:Problem Reformatting Computer

It could be that your CD is dirty or damaged. Try cleaning it with a soft cloth.

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I have an old computer from my office that is running Vista. I would like to wipe the HD and reinstall Windows. The tech who set up the computers made it impossible to just format the drive. I can't get anywhere. The tech is no help. The instructions he
gave me don't work. I have the registry key. Is there something I can download?

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I'd like to know if my computer is completely safe. I found and removed some virus's and adware using malwarebytes and superantispyware. But I'd like to know 100% its completely safe to put in my personal info.

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So i just recently purchased a new computer and i got that blue screen so i decided to reformat. when i boot from the cd it gets to the screen inquiring if i want to install windows (enter), repair windows (r), and one other option.

after i hit enter, it goes to a blue screen and at the bottom it says examining fjsdklfsafdsa (i dont rememeber exactly what)

I think its examining my hard drive but it wont get past there. i left it on overnight and nothing changed from that screen.

I reformatted my laptop right after this to see if it was an issue with the cd but my laptop reformatted just fine.

Please help me resolve this situation, if more info is needed please just let me know and ill find whatever i can. Thanks!

A:Help! Computer stuck when reformatting

Is this an XP cd and Vista was the OS that was on the laptop? I would try to do a full wipe of my hard drive without using an install CD. Try something like DBAN. That should wipe it pretty good.

LINK: http://www.dban.org/download

PS
You could also run some Diag tools on the hard drive to make sure that it isn't bad. I would use Hiren's for this.
LINK:http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

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So i just recently purchased a new computer and i got that blue screen so i decided to reformat. when i boot from the cd it gets to the screen inquiring if i want to install windows (enter), repair windows (r), and one other option.

after i hit enter, it goes to a blue screen and at the bottom it says examining fjsdklfsafdsa (i dont rememeber exactly what)

I think its examining my hard drive but it wont get past there. i left it on overnight and nothing changed from that screen.

I reformatted my laptop right after this to see if it was an issue with the cd but my laptop reformatted just fine.

Both the cd and OS are windows xp for both the laptop and desktop. I just reformatted my laptop to test the cd and make sure it was good.

Is there any way i can reformat my computer without wiping my hd? i have it partitioned right now and would like to save the stuff on my other partition since i didnt get a chance to back it up before my computer died.

Please help me resolve this situation, if more info is needed please just let me know and ill find whatever i can. Thanks!

A:Computer gets stuck when reformatting

anyone? please, your help would be much appreciated.

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Hi everyone,

I've been receiving these few BSODs for many months. I've tried running memtest and update as many drivers as i can but to no avail. I've just reformatted my computer yesterday but still facing the same problem

The BSODs are:

-Page fault in nonpaged area
- System service exception
- Irql_not_less_or_equal
- Bad pool header

Many thanks in advance

A:BSOD even after reformatting computer.

STOP 0x0000003B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory

STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

- Uninstall Norton. They are known to cause BSODs

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Norton Online Backup Public:Start Menu\Programs\Norton Online Backup Public
Recommended to use Microsoft Security Essential from BSOD perspective, and Malwarebytes
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

- Do a series of testing using memtest86+. Bad RAM chip could be one of the cause here
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Pay attention to #3, do the test for at least 8 passes

- Update these drivers as they are pretty old. Outdated driver sometimes cause crashes which is fixed thru update

Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mwlPSDVDisk.sys
Image name: mwlPSDVDisk.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 02 17:15:29 2009 (4A24FBC1)
mwlPSDVDisk.sys Driver Download Page

Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Image name: iaStor.sys
Timestamp: Thu Dec 10 08:39:43 2009 (4B20515F)
iaStor.sys Driver Download Page

You can find the rest of the info here: Driver Reference Table (DRT)


Code:
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mwlPSDNServ.sys
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basically the question i have is this,

before i reformat my computer im suppose to save all the data i want correct? If so can i save my files to another internal hard drive in my computer?

Also do i have to move the files to my other hardrive in a special way? or do i just drag and drop the files i want to keep? (Example: If i wanted to move an episode of bleach, do i just drag it from one harddrive to another?)
Or do i just use (Start>>AllPrograms>>Accessories>>System Tools>> Back Up) to back up my files?

Last question.
After i reformat my computer, do i have to reinstall my internt connection? Im using Verison Wireless DSL. And if i do have to reinstall it, does anyone know how i can get another installation disk? i lost my it quite a while back :(

Ty in advance


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A:Question about reformatting my computer.

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before i reformat my computer im suppose to save all the data i want correct?




Yes
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If so can i save my files to another internal hard drive in my computer?




Yes, but be careful that you do not accidently format the wrong hard drive. I would recommend after moving all files over to your second drive, disconnect it before reinstalling windows to avoid the possibility of erasing it by accident
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Also do i have to move the files to my other hardrive in a special way? or do i just drag and drop the files i want to keep?




The easiest way would be to drag and drop, but would only be possible if the two harddrives are on seperate IDE channels. If they are on the same channel, you run a high risk of losing data. I had 2 harddrives on the same channel a while back and ended up losing about 10GB of data.
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After i reformat my computer, do i have to reinstall my internt connection? Im using Verison Wireless DSL. And if i do have to reinstall it, does anyone know how i can get another installation disk? i lost my it quite a while back :(




You will need to reinstall your drivers, not the network connection. The driver is the software that tells your computer how to interact with your network card. Along with the network driver you will also need to reinstall your video, sound, and motherboard drivers.

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I have reformatted my hard drive and went to Dells website to download all of the specific drivers. Everything has worked except the sound.
I know it is Soundmax which they had on their website. I downloaded it and was installing soundmax and got the error-"Error Loading Streamci.dll. The specificed module could not be found." Would not go any further. Can anyone help?
I really want my sound.
I have a Dell Dimension 2400.Thanks.
 

A:No sound after reformatting computer

What version Windows and Service Pack level are you running?
 

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Hi,

For another computer, I have two maxtor harddrives connected via IDE to a P4P800-E Asus motherboard.

When booting up, the system goes through some check with something called "FastBuild" which I have never heard about. I think it may have something to do with having the two harddrives work together. This computer here was bought used so maybe the previous user customized the bios?

Anyway, if I try to reformat as usual, running the Win XP Pro Cd while booting up, and install as usual, the setup files load up fine. Then, when I hit enter (to setup Win XP), there's a 25 second delay where the bottom of the screen (grey area) says "Please Wait..." and then the screen loads up where it should show my partitions and allow me to choose which to install.

THere's no highlight bar - instead, it says
"Unknown Disk"
<this drive cannot be found>
and it says this twice - I'm assuming because I have two of these harddrives - both of which cannot be read.

So 'delete partition' doesn't work - so my only option is Enter = Install.

Then the following message comes up:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

THe problem seems to be caused by the following file: setupdd.sys

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

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A:Solved: Trouble reformatting a used computer

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I am trying to install windows 7 on my current computer (xp). Everytime I start to install win7 through a dvd, my monitor would shut off (the cpu would stay on). My computer has a history of losing its connection to the monitor during reformats and os installs, (it happened when I tried to install windows xp in the past) and this problem only comes up during these situations. Here is a video that basically shows what happens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRhrrnpipG0

skip to 4:15 to see the problem

I tried restarting the process about 7-8 times now, and it does the same thing each time (although not at the same moment, sometimes earlier in the setup)
Any idea what is the issue?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

A:Computer monitor disconnects during reformatting

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975253 this not actually relevant but may be worth considering
i would say its 99% def a bios issue incorrect settings for your monitor either bios set for a card or from the motherboard
 

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So my desktop croaked, and my best guess was to just reformat. However, due to boot issues, I cannot do this from the desktop. So I pulled the master HDD (since I also have a slave) and hooked it up to my laptop with a HD casing via USB. I have the proper Dell XP Pro SP3 disk, and I was advised to type the following into "run" to get the laptop to reformat the desktop's HDD:

"

D:\I386\winnt32.exe /syspart:G: /tempdrive:G: /makelocalsource /noreboot

"

D:\ being the path assigned to the disk drive and G:\ to the HDD.

Unfortunately this has not worked. For whatever reason I keep getting the message "Cannot install CGIPLUS.CA_", along with about a dozen other files. The problem seems to be that "All values are zero", and, although I cannot find any of these files on the disk, they seem to at least exist. I thought I could just skip the step and add the necessary files via the laptop, but at the end it tells me the reformat failed because it could not install these files. In the end I spend about 30 minutes getting no where.

I also get these exact same messages when trying to install using the Dell XP Pro SP2 disk, so I sincerely doubt it has anything to do with the OSCD's.

I realize I can completely reformat the drive from the laptop by just right clicking on the "G:" icon under My Computer and clicking "format", wipe it completelyl clean, put it back into the desktop, and try installing windows from s... Read more

A:Reformatting a master HDD with a disk from another computer

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I've been building a desktop at home and it seems the BSODs just never stop coming. as soon as I fix one a new one appears. I'm considering reformatting to see if that does anything. Any ideas on that? Will it help? this is the most recent BSOD:

==================================================
Dump File : 100610-22198-01.dmp
Crash Time : 10/6/2010 5:08:40 AM
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff880`07ed50c8
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : fffff880`10d7c25e
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+70740
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16617 (win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Processor : x64
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\100610-22198-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600
==================================================

Happened while browsing the internet.

A:Stubborn Computer BSODs and reformatting.

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i did a reformat of my computer.

since the last time i reformatted about 6 months ago, i changed my monitor(to one that was manufactured in 1996). i had no problems.

after i finished doing a reformat today(im on a different computer now),the monitor shows multiple WIndows Xp desktops,like 5-15! all kind of scratchy so i can barely make out the screens.
i booted into safe mode,there is no problem, a normal WINDOWS XP desktop appears. i did a "add harware" search in safe mode, came back negative.
 

A:After reformatting computer,Monitor being strange!

sharky said:

i did a reformat of my computer.

since the last time i reformatted about 6 months ago, i changed my monitor(to one that was manufactured in 1996). i had no problems.

after i finished doing a reformat today(im on a different computer now),the monitor shows multiple WIndows Xp desktops,like 5-15! all kind of scratchy so i can barely make out the screens.
i booted into safe mode,there is no problem, a normal WINDOWS XP desktop appears. i did a "add harware" search in safe mode, came back negative.Click to expand...

the safe mode thing could be a clue, and indicate a driver problem, if you have a video card try uninstalling it completely and reinstalling. Go to device manager in safe mode and remove video driver, shut down and reboot see if you can get into windows then.
 

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Hey guys I have a weird problem here, my computer reverted it's settings like the day after reformatting it which was 2 weeks ago, don't know why. My installed applications still here but the desktop shortcuts, pinned programs in the taskbar are missing, browsers are still here but the history, cache, add-ons, extensions and every settings for the browsers are deleted, it's like a newly installed one. Also a weird problem with the theme, currently on safe mode (just wanted to go to safe mode), my theme is like Windows XP, don't know that status in normal mode yet. Also before I can get to the desktop, it say's "Welcome" and then after that, this word appeared "Preparing your Desktop". I didn't do anything that will restore the PC to the date of reformatting it.

Edit: I know the reason, my PC did a system recover not restore without my interaction or anyone's interaction, what I did earlier was, plug the cables to the socket, turn on the PC and then selected safe mode (just wanted), while loading files, I went away for a while (don't know what's happening), after coming back, it was on the desktop, noticed shortcuts are missing but files are still there (working), restarted it, noticed that the "Preparing your Desktop" is appearing on the welcome screen. Will do system restore now, and see if every settings, files, etc., is restored, if it works, I need to know what caused my PC to do a system recover without my interaction or anyone's interactio... Read more

A:Computer reverted it's settings like the day after reformatting it.

Ok, just a sitrep, I'm on normal mode now, every setting and shortcuts are restored thanks to system restore, now I only need to know is why recovery manager did it's job without my interaction or anyones interaction.

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Recently i received a BSoD of physical memory dump, didnt have a chance to see other info, and i shrugged it off thinking it wasnt so big, but i rebooted my comp and the fans were running and the lights were on, but nothing showed up on the monitor, it just showed a message "no video input" and would put the monitor to sleep. well anyways, i was wondering what i couuld do, because there is no boot screen at all, i was thinking about reformatting it but i was wondering how to do it without any possible view of what is going on. another problem is that my friend had lead me to believe it was a hardware problem, so i purchased a new power supply seeing as maybe my supply burned out, i installed the new power supply and still no improvement, so i decided to switch back to the old power supply, but when i had boot it up it didnt even light up, so i decided not to tamper with the hardware anymore. anybody have any suggestions?

i am running vista, and the computer came with vista installed when i purchased it, i was wondering if i reformat it, could i install XP rather than vista? THANK YOU to all your responses.

A:Reformatting computer without monitor screen

try another monitor or try the monitor on anther computer.

If everything sounds like its being turned on with the normal lights on keyboard and case but no screen, and if you have onboard video, not a separate video card, then it could be bad ram.

One thing though, do not try a reformat without a monitor!!!

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I have a Xp Pro computer that needs a reformat and a fresh install , however , I do not have the copy of Xp pro that was installed on the computer but I know it was a retail copy. I do however have a copy of Xp pro that I used on another computer and was wondering if I could use that one to do a clean install on the computer that I plan to reformat? The only problem is I dont have the Product activation for the computer I am planning on reformatting.

Where can I find the number I need when it asks for my product key? And before I go any further , can I use my copy of XP pro for another computer considering they are both running Xp pro but from different discs?

Any help on this would be great and hopefully I explained what I am doing well enough

Thankyou

A:Reformatting Xp computer ?'s And clean install

When you first had your computer with the original xp, generally there would have been a little sticker "windows xp pro OEM" followed by a serial number stuck to the box. You can install with any copy and just use that number,

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I'm trying to reformat my mother's Win 7 computer. I have never done this without the old disk method. I believe what she started with was restoring it to factory settings, and it seemed to work well. When it finally finished though, it said that there was an error and started all over again. Now that is all it does. It goes through the process of reformatting, and when it is done it reports an error and starts over again. I have no idea what to do and can't find any information on this happening. The reason that we decided to reformat in the beginning was that she was experiencing severe lag when using the internet (without any internet service or connection problems) and could not get rid of a Chrome issue where it would continue to generate ads whenever she did anything (not sure if it was a virus, malware, ad-ware, etc.). Any information on what should be done or possible fixes would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.

A:Win 7 computer won't stop reformatting/ restoring.

Too bad you did not come earlier because I think your 2 problems could have been easily fixed. Nevertheless, now I suggest you do the following:

1. Boot from your installation disk and run Command prompt from there

Command Prompt at Startup

2. Run these commands:



   Note
Important: That will erase all partitions on this disk. If there are other partitions on the same disk, we have to do something different.


Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your disk in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit

3. Try to reinstall now.

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I just tried to reinstall windows xp on my computer and during the installation my computer crashed. At first, it booted up fine and I tried to reinstall windows again. During the second re-installation attempt the progress just stopped so I restarted the computer. During the third attempt, when the setup was copying files over, there was a file that could not be copied over. So I exited setup and I was going to try to reinstall it again, but now it won't boot from the cd drive. I cannot boot from the hd either, it says that the NTLDR is missing. I do not know what to do. Please help me.

A:[SOLVED] Computer Crash During Reformatting

hi, how old is the pc? you need to clean the xp cd it might have ome dirt or scratches that is preventing you from installing it. aan easy option would be is to take the cd to another computer then right click on the cd drive click explore and copy all the files and burn them as an iso using power iso.
http://www.poweriso.com/

regarding the pc not booting from the cd you need to access the bios. when your pc is booting press the del key or tab, f10, f12 it should work on the del key or f1 just try a couple of them it will work.
then find the boot option and change the device order so that it boot from
cd
then hd
and then click save changes. now switch off pc turn back on it should be able to read the disk. ntdlr that is the file used to boot cd.
you can fix that by going to recovery console and copying the file over but at the moment try the things above then think about changign the files because you have already formatted your pc.

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I've come across a virus that i am not able to get rid of & reformatting my computer is the only option. Problem is, i don't know how to reformat my computer. Can someone please instruct me on what to do. Help is greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: Reformatting of computer due to virus

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I am making this thread so that if there's anybody who knows of good manuals or tutorials, they can suggest them. I am actualyl being helped my Cookiegal and flavallee but I just want any suggestions. So please don't delete or move this thread! Thanks
Well, is it more like I reformat all of my drives or just my C drive?
I'm quite confused on that. Also, what does it mean to partition??? I saw another old thread about partitioning and it quite confused me. What do I do with partitions? And should I follow what this person did in this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/803662-c-drive-partitioning.html

This is probably important as well: if I have to partition my CD, is there a way to do it with no explorer.exe? That process won't start up properly and that's why I want to reformat..

Also, can anyone tell me if I should be aware of anything while reformatting? For example, should I insert the XP install CD after I delete everything and before I restart the computer? I read some manuals but they were all completely different. I liked this one: http://www.ehow.com/how_6026_format-hard-drive.html
but I'm kind of scared to follow it because of the comments.

In all, if anyone can find a specific manual at techguy or on the internet, that would be swell
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Quick! Reformatting my computer

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Hey all.
I have been having problems with my computer for a while, since some of the system 32 files had corrupted due to a virus, and I couldn't connect it to the internet because the person who installed my OS had used a dodgy copy of Windows XP, instead of the new one I gave him. It just caused a ton of problems with the internet, but the computer worked fine when it wasn't connected.

However, it got to the point where we really needed the internet, so I sent my computer off to another friend, who works with computers, to have it reformatted, and a new copy of Windows XP professional installed. When it came back to me, everything seemed fine, the computer worked faster, and my friend had installed another hard disk, free of charge.

But then we found that we had no sound. And, according to PC Wizard, and Windows Media Player, the sound device wasn't even there. It had disappeared, whilst still being very much soldered onto the motherboard.
We had never had problems with the sound card before, so I searched the internet to try to find a solution. I also asked the lady at my local computer shop if she knew what to do, and she said that I probably just needed to reinstall the motherboard drivers. So I went back on the net and searched for my motherboard, and downloaded the drivers for it.

No sound...
So I went onto the net and searched for the problem, and a few sites (including TechSpot) had threads with similar problems. I found one where the per... Read more

A:Sound card 'disappeared' after reformatting computer

Thank you for replying, Zenosincks. You assumed correctly. I went onto ASRock's site, searched for my motherboard's make, and downloaded the chipset drivers, then went back on and downloaded the audio drivers. I used the europe server, as advised. Thank you anyway.
 

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My computer is infected with the Vundo.D.27 virus even though it was reformatted. I've used Avira and SuperAntiSpyware and it still won't help me resolve the problem. My sound system also doesn't work - not sure if it's due to the driver or the virus, but I suspect the latter.

Here is the contents of my DDS file:


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Henry at 21:49:32.00 on Mon 02/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.767.422 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Computer infected with Vundo.D.27 even after reformatting

Hi gwr922,

You appear to have run Combofix. Could you please post the Combofix log? It's located at C:\Combofix.txt

Thanks.

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Hi,

Specs:
OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte 965P-DS3
Memory 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM PC-5300
Graphics Card MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II
Sound Card -
Monitor(s) Displays Samsung T240


PSU Coolermaster 550W
Case Coolermaster
Cooling Stock
Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 7200 320 GB WD Caviar Green 1 TB


My computer was stuttering badly recently. It runs smoothly in games like FIFA 12 initially, but after a period of time (could be 5 minutes or an hour), the game starts to stutter. FPS doesn't really drop but the game stutters so badly I couldn't even play it. As I exit and try to load Skyrim, the initial loading might take up to 5 minutes, which is incredulous even when loading the world map.

That aside, Firefox was also stuttering whenever I tried to scroll, be it a page full of graphics, a text file or pdf.

All these problems could be 'reset' by restarting my computer but the symptoms just come back soon after.

Thought I might have too many programs installed, so I decided to reformat my computer and reinstall a clean copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Didn't really help though. After installing all my drivers, the problems persist.

I am currently using AVG as anti-virus and didn't detect any rootkit virus or anything.

My CPU temperatures are fairly normal for Core 2 Duo E6600, doesn't go past 60C in the tropics. The CPU loads <10% when idle and max out when playing games. Same goes for GPU. ... Read more

A:Computer stuttering in Windows 7 - Reformatting doesn't help

60c is like the max temperature for that processor, it might be throttling down to prevent damage, try cleanning the heatink leaving it dust free and apply a fresh coat of thermal insulation material like artic silver 5.

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Last spring, I had Windows 10 downloaded to my computer by one of those popup windows which apparently said do u want to download updates in 10 minutes, 1 hr, or 4 hrs? While I was gone, Windows 10 downloaded to my computer and
when I got home, I had windows 10 on my computer instead of Win 7 Pro.

2 weeks ago, I signed on email one morning and that was all I could do. Outlook would work, but I could not access and
websites; only Outlook. Tried several things but could never get IE, or other browsers to work. I reformatted the computer
which took it back to Win 7 Pro. Since the deadline is past, I don't seem to be able to get win 10 back, without purchasing a DVD? Anyone have any ideas?

A:How do I get the free Windows 10 back after Reformatting Computer?

The install media for windows 10 is freely downloadable from Microsoft. Because you took the free upgrade you now have a digital licence recorded on Microsoft's activation severs, tied to your PC's hardware. You can do a clean install and it will activate automatically. You don't need to enter a product key, just click 'I don't have one' when asked.

Instructions on how to get a bootable USB and how to do the clean install are in this Tutorial.
Windows 10 - Clean Install

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Hi there, Could you please help me how to reformat my computer to factory setting?  Here are the details: a.  HPPavilion p6320ab.  OS- Windows 7 Home Penitum 64 bitsc.  Processor - Pentium (R) Dual Core  Also is there a posibility to convert/upgrade it to Windows 8? I am not a computer expert.  Kindly help me please. Thanks in advance. Ging











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A:Reformatting my computer to factory settings - HP Pavilion p...

Hi,1. Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. 2. My suggestion: keep Windows 7, you will be disappointed with Windows 8. But if you wish, Microsoft has a tool which is similar to Windows 7 Advisor for Windows 8 called Windows 8 Upgrade Assisstant . Please download the Assisstant and run on your machine:   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8   You have to buy upgrade to Windows 8 from Microsoft (download) or from many computer shops (DVD's). Regards.

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First of all, let me say that I am not good with computers. I just read about how to reformat on this site. Anyways:

So this computer is less than a month old. I had some problems with my game, where it would freeze for a split second every 10 seconds. I checked to make sure it wasnt a connection problem, and even in offline mode it happened. Well, i tried restoring, and i still had the problem. So anyways, i decided to reformat. I think this is where i mightv screwed up. I ordered this computer from cyberpowerpc.com. However, i used the Windows XP installation CD that came with my old dell. Anyways, i deleted my old partition, made a new one, and everything was going fine until it was setting up windows XP. It said "Some files are needed from the Windows XP CD-ROM" or something like that. I clicked OK, and nothing happend. At that point i noticed that I couldn't open or close my dvd rom drives. I pressed cancel, and it installed the rest of windows. It logged me on, but now i have the windows classic scheme, and i dont even ahve internet explorer or windows media player or anything. I dont even have the pictures for my user. I really am lost, and none of my cd drives work when i am logged on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: i forgot, now my first dvd drive wont even open/close even during the boot sequence....

A:So i tried reformatting my computer...and now i dont even have internet explorer

disc shouldn't be the matter, i was able to use my dell disc to put XP on my old old computer just fine.

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(continues description: "EVERYTIME!!")Malware Forum Discussion with m0leHello all,My computer is ruining my life (okay.. that's a little dramatic... but in all honesty it REALLY sucks right now), so any help anyone can offer would be GREATLY appreciated!My computer (at work) has been running VERY slowly for a while now, I was assuming it was just a RAM issue, but m0le said it shouldn't be and I should check here for any answers... I'm not exactly sure what I should include on this post, but if anyone has any specific questions I'd be more than happy to answer any of them as quickly as possible!The main problem, as my "topic description" states, is that every time I attempt to multi-task my computer pretty much freaks the bleep out... It lags, flashes screens periodically, and then does that thing where it makes your window look all ghost-y and u can't click anything cause it's "thinking"... a few moments later it'll either crash or just start working... while having it work after a few moments of "thinking" isn't the ABSOLUTE WORST it really does add on a lot of extra time to my work day, not to mention it's just irritating lol, I'm sure someone here can agree!Anyway, like I said, I'm not sure what information anyone would need to help me w/this... but please do not hesitate to ask and I'll try to respond as quickly as possible!Thanks everyone!Ash

A:sent by m0le, slow computer even after reformatting, no malware

Have you checked task manager for CPU usage (for a specific program) and for available RAM. If your CPU usage is low and you have enough RAM, then you can try downloading SpeedFAN to check your system temperatures.http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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I completely reformatted my computer and reinstalled all Windows updates and afterward, Avast! found some viruses and malware during a scheduled boot scan. i was a little concerned, so i thought i would post a hijackthis! log. just to be safe that i wasn't removing any needed Windows files that the scheduled boot scan found, i moved all files to the virus vault of Avast!.

here are the files that are in my Avast! Virus Vault:

i can restore these files. so please let me know if i need any of the files in this vault, otherwise i will just remove them.
here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:26:24 PM, on 11/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
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I completely reformatted my computer and reinstalled all Windows updates and afterward, Avast! found some viruses and malware during a scheduled boot scan. i was a little concerned, so i thought i would post a hijackthis! log. just to be safe that i wasn't removing any needed Windows files that the scheduled boot scan found, i moved all files to the virus vault of Avast!.

here are the files that are in my Avast! Virus Vault:



i can restore these files. so please let me know if i need any of the files in this vault, otherwise i will just remove them.


here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:26:24 PM, on 11/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Viruses found after reformatting computer - my hijackthis log

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After I reformatted the hard drive and laplinked my Canon Inova computer, I was unable to activate my modem. Before formatting, it was on com port 3, after lapinking and upgrading to windows 95 it didn't show a com port 3 as being in the computer(that is it was not detected by the installation wizard when I tried to reinstall my modem.)
How can I get com 3 to be recognized by the wizard and reactivate my modem?
 

A:unable to activate modem after reformatting computer and laplinking.

I don't think it should have changed, but check in your BIOS and make sure it is still set to active. How old is the system? If the setting in the BIOS is changed it's possible your MainBoard battery is getting low.
 

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I have been having major issues lately with my HP Pavilion DV6t laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The computer is about 2 years old and has had no issues up until about two weeks ago. At the time, I started to have trouble loading windows 7. The OS would often fail to load and generate a blue screen error and reboot itself before the windows loading screens had completed cycling through. Afterwards, the PC would typically fail to start if I rebooted it again and instead prompt me to run windows repair and/or system restore. At first, running those utilities would fix the issue and the computer would work again for a day or two. However, I found that these problems would just start up again soon afterwards and that I was eventually unable to start up windows at all. 
 
At this point, I was even unable to even boot up safe mode. The drivers for safe mode would start to load but then the loading sequence would eventually freeze up and nothing would happen (often the computer would just crash after a few minutes). After the PC tried to prompt me to do system repair a few times after crashing or producing a BSOD error, it eventually would not work anymore and I would have no way to access windows. It would also not let me conduct system restore after going through the routine of not loading windows a few times.
 
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A:Computer stops booting Windows 7 Even After Reformatting/Re-installing the OS

Are you getting any error codes when the computer blue screens? Those would be helpful in narrowing down the cause of the problem.

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I have a 2 year old Dell thats gotten so slow over time that I would like to reformat it. This Dell is connected to DSL internet with a modem wired to the pc. When I added the wireless-G router to it as to enable wireless internet connection to 2 laptops in the house, it was so complicated I had to have a friend do it for me. I don't want to bother the friend again so I want to see if I can save the settings before reformatting. Any possible way to do this? All I remember was him talking about bridging and some number sequences. And I remember he had trouble accessing my windows password which I had forgot. Also, would I need to reset all of the router passwords too?
 

A:When reformatting computer - How do I save my wireless router settings?

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ok here goes, when i got this comp it ran great no problems and would pullup web pages in seconds. it started refuseing to pull up some web pages alltogether. i assumed since it was a difffferent cable high speed that was the culprit. i now have the fastest high speed cable internet that brighthouse offers........... computer still takes 30 seconds to pull up a web page sometimes.
i assumed virus at this point, got a new D-link gameing router that makes the rest of the computers in the house rock and roll. snow white helped me get rid of a bunch of junk and the web pages were pulling up after about 10 seconds so thought that was ok.
got on the slower computer here and it pulled the pages up instantly. so i decided that i would just completely reformat the computer and that would end all this foolishness. so i reformated and restored the comp to factory settings. when i do that it gets better for a few days then its back to the same old waiting for pages to pop up. it never gets back to how it was before.
my ram shows up at almost a gig like 960mb versus the 1 gig that should be there (i belive that 64mb is goind toward onboard videocard). the comp is reading everything right as far as i can tell. i have like 93% free space on the HD after the reformat.
sometimes the page will load up fine and then LOCK Up and refuse to respond. some pages will always be not responding. the comp will not download most stuff, such as windows updates.
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A:Computer Running Extremely Slow Even After Reformatting And Restoreing

You do any maintenance on this computer?Ever run chkdsk? Ever run the defrag utility? Ever dumped your cache?http://safari.ibmpressbooks.com/0735618968/ch12lev1sec12http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...mproveperf.mspxChkdsk Explained, Understanding What Chkdsk Does - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835/EN-US/ http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q315265 Follow the listed steps for running from My Computer/Explorer and put check marks in both options when presented.Louis

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i did a complete reformat of my 6 year old dell dimension 4600 and when it was done my speakers and microphone did not work at all. my dell 1704fpt colour monitor has very limited display. there is no gradient in the colour so it is very basic in display.

in the disk of drivers that came with my computer no sound nor sound drivers that i have installed work properly. the driver i downloaded from dell.com for my monitor did not install.
please help
 

A:Solved: no souno sound and limited display after reformatting computer

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