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How to format laptop without cd drive

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
March 8, 2012 10:36:31 PM

format my netbook

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a c 200 D Laptop
March 9, 2012 12:11:44 AM

What are you trying to do? Reinstall Windows? Restore to the factory settings?

Please clarify.
a c 572 D Laptop
March 9, 2012 12:17:47 AM

(1) Take HDD out of 'Netbook and attach it to another computer. Requires 2.5" HDD-USB adapter.
(2) Use a bootable USB thumb drive 'RescueCD' that has tools to let you do disk management functions like format.

Ubuntu Desktop has instructions on how to make a bootable USB thumb drive.
Use the F12 to get the Advanced Boot Menu so you can choose to boot the USB device.
It's not Windows - but enough like Windows you might be able to view your files on the hard disk if it's still accessible.
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