formatting my hard drive

  toonal 17:38 05 Sep 2007

hi im looking for help as my computer wont start up and im looking fro someone to tell me how i would reformat my hard drive?? any ideas??

  TopCat® 17:44 05 Sep 2007

Try booting into Safe mode and select "Last known good configuration." option. TC.

  TopCat® 17:49 05 Sep 2007

If you are unsure on how to do this - click here TC.

  toonal 17:50 05 Sep 2007

thanks for the reply topcat.but if you check out this other thread

click here

i have the same problems as this just continously restarts itself

  toonal 18:00 05 Sep 2007

i have a emachines 3220 with the motherboard model intel d834epi. my computer starts up and when the black screen comes on which shows the windows xp logo and the loading bar,after a few seconds the computer retarts and continues in this cycle continously. i have tried everything to reinstalling xp,which states 'failing to read drive R' does anyone have any ideas??ive also replaced the lithium battery on the motherboard and nothing looks out of the ordinary on the bios settings or know how to reset my hard drive or motherboard?

  VoG II 18:02 05 Sep 2007

Duplicate click here

  TopCat® 18:13 05 Sep 2007

Here are some Microsoft answers click here to continual restarts.

Here's the reinstall instructions for the Windows versions. click here Good luck! TC.

  Pamy 18:37 05 Sep 2007

Try booting from your XP disc and dooing a "Repair"

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