help...format required ??

  grantee37 22:46 18 Dec 2006
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ive just been passed a pc to give to my kids but i need to format the drive. Could someone please let me know the sequence, or where to get them.

Thanks

  skidzy 22:48 18 Dec 2006
  Technotiger 22:58 18 Dec 2006

Hi, if it is not an XP drive click on Format My Harddrive, in blue letters on the right of the page.

click here

Cheers.

  idle scrounger 23:20 18 Dec 2006

Some of your links aint working in yer post.

  skidzy 23:36 18 Dec 2006

My apologies,the missing links where posted by ed-0 and have probably been deleted off the server now.

  woodchip 23:42 18 Dec 2006

This sounds like a old Fat32 WinME or Win98se. What discs did you get with the Computer? Did you get a Operating System Disc? If so what?

  woodchip 23:46 19 Dec 2006

You can get boot discs from click here

quote Your e-mail "didnt get any discs but copy of xp. ive tried to install but windows media player doesnt work, anything to do with audio or video is missing" You should be able to alter the BIOS so that you can use the Win XP cd to boot from, You can then format the drive with the CD and reinstall.

PS you do need the XP CD key for fresh install

  mattyc_92 11:12 20 Dec 2006

Use 'Magical Jelly Bean' (click here) to get the current 'Serial Number' used on the system (also known as a 'CD Key')
Then simply boot from your installation disc and follow the on-screen instructions to format and install Windows XP

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