unable to enter setup to format and reinstall

  moosep85 14:54 26 Feb 2006
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HI FOLKS, I HAVE PROBLEM THAT AS OF YET I AM UNABLE TO SOLVE. I AM UNABLE TO GET IN TO THE SETUP MODE ON MY CLEVO LAPTOP TO ENABLE ME TO FORMAT THE DRIVE AND REINSTALL WINDOWS XP PRO. I PRESS F2 IT THEN GOES INTO THE BIOS SETUP UTILITY, AND TELLS ME TO ENTER THE PASSWORD, THAT I DO NOT KNOW, IS THERE ANY WAY TYO DISABLE THIS PASSWORD SO I CAN GET IN TO SETUP MODE. I WANT TO UNINSTALL WINDOWS XP, AND THEN REINSTALL. I HAVE 2 DRIVES ON MY LAPTOP, WINDOWS IS INSTALLED ON D,WHICH IS 2GB AND DRIVE C WHICH IS 25 GB, IS THREE PERHAPS ANYWAY TO RUN MY WINDOWS DISK AND INSTALL IT ON TO MY C DRIVE. AS I SAID I DO NOT KNOW THE PASSWORD ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED



MOOSE P 85

  rawprawn 14:58 26 Feb 2006

Just hit Enter, there is no password by default so that should do it.

  Pamy 14:58 26 Feb 2006

you do not have to go into the bios to format your HDD

  rawprawn 15:01 26 Feb 2006

If that doesn't work click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:18 26 Feb 2006

Will it boot from CD?

If so then Boot with XP CD in drive and select recovery consul.

At the d: prompt type format d:

Reboot this time to windows setup and install on the partion of your choice.

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