format

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

how to format my computer i have win, xp prfi..
thanks
1 answer Last reply
More about format
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
    to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
    Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

    NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
    devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

    1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

    ===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
    ===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.
    3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.
    4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete the existing
    Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
    partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

    5. Clean Install Windows XP
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    [Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

    6. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
    and download the available "Critical Updates".

    7. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
    of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
    available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
    and audio drivers.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "mike" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
    news:c40201c47a2c$60193170$a501280a@phx.gbl...

    | how to format my computer i have win, xp prfi..
    | thanks
Ask a new question

Read More

Format Windows XP Hardware Computers Microsoft