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How to reformat a netbook with no cd drive

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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
May 15, 2012 6:32:20 AM

can any one help me how to reformat my netbook?

More about : reformat netbook drive

a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2012 6:46:04 AM

Can you borrow a DVD drive from a PC? I use one of these to load my netbook

But then I have as spare DVD drive.
Another option would be to set up a USB flash drive with bootable software if your BIOS supports USB boot...
May 15, 2012 7:10:43 AM

If your netbook's drive has two partitions (the one you're wanting to format plus another one containing the full Windows OS), I imagine you could reinstall Windows from one partition and format the other during installation.
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a c 706 $ Windows 7
May 15, 2012 5:14:34 PM

You should have an option to reset the system when you start it, should say something like "To start system recovery hit so and so key".
a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2012 5:26:42 PM

Yup I have seen some you hit F8 like for Windows options and restore is in that list.

May 15, 2012 6:12:19 PM

You can also use a flash drive to reinstall the OS
September 27, 2012 8:03:21 AM

hornydevil23 said:
can any one help me how to reformat my netbook?

You can format it using a bootable USB flash drive. Make a bootable USB and plug in. You just need to change the boot priority.