I want a guide in REFORMATTING my laptop...

@tombiz (2039)
Philippines
April 11, 2007 5:40pm CST
I want to reformat my software but I don't know how to do it. If there is anybody here who got the step by step guide on how to do it, please share it to me. Thanks in advance.
4 responses
@borzack (597)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 07
before you do anything, please do a backup of your data, you things in your 'My Documents' folder and anything on the Desktop, your favourites in your browser and if you use Outlook, backup those as well. Once formatted these will all gone! So don't cry if you can't find your love mails because you forgot to back them up hehehehe. Once backed up, insert your Windows xp CD, restart your laptop, enter the Bios settings, and choose to boot from CD Rom, save settings and it will read from your xp cd. follow the instructions on the screen... cheers
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Thanks a lot for your advice. I will do just that...
@borzack (597)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 07
you're most welcome. I just reformatted my pc as well. because so many spywares giving me headache. I haven't put much attention to the antivirus and spyware tools and my pc were all messed up and i couldn't connect to the net. finally i decided to format the whole thing. and what i told you earlier is what i did and my pc is now like a newborn child hehehe. i just have to get an antivirus and spyware protection working. cheers
• Singapore
13 Apr 07
Why don't you just do a format c: :PPP
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Please elaborate how to do that...
• India
13 Apr 07
hi if there is any data first backup all of ur data into another harddrive or dvd's keep ur xp bootable cd or any bootable operating system dvd/cd it will ask in which drive u need ti install it will ask ur for formating say yes from it will show u by step - step ok hope it helps u
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Thanks a lot, man, for giving me a time.
@stark2 (1)
• Netherlands
11 Apr 07
Hi, the technical term in this case would be to have a 'clean install' of your operating system. You start with locating the installation CD's that came with your laptop, or at least a fresh copy of the Windows/Linux/OSX software you were running. A majority op people is using Windows XP so assuming you are too and found a CD, try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941 Choose: "Perform a clean install of Windows XP" But in some cases the manufacterer supplies specialy made CD's (containing an 'image') that re-installs everything using different on-screen instructions. You have to boot from such CD as well though Goodluck.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Thanks a lot Stark2. I am not really a techie person that's why I am really groping when it comes to computer but I am learning. Again, thanks...