re-formating my pc help!!

  ellie52 19:04 10 May 2006

can anyone help a dim blonde? i need to know in 'easy' steps how to reformat my pc please, thanks in aniticpation. ellie

  Totally-braindead 19:09 10 May 2006

Before you reformat 2 things, are you sure you have the disks you need, operating system, motherboard drivers, modem, graphics card etc and are you sure you need to do this?

Need to know the operating system anyway to provide a link, windows 98, xp?

  hargranules 19:12 10 May 2006

Also make sure you have windows product key. If xp should be on hard drive.

  ellie52 19:26 10 May 2006

the operating system is xp but i need to know how to do it step by step please

  ellie52 19:28 10 May 2006

i am also having a prob with my pc just suddenly shutting down totally!

  VoG II 19:28 10 May 2006

Take the options to partition and format during the installation click here

But hang on - why do you want to format it?

  woodchip 19:30 10 May 2006

If you do not Have a Full XP CD not a Restore Disc then Do not Format your Drive. You should run the Restore Disc after backing up all your files = E-Mails Photos etc

  Totally-braindead 19:33 10 May 2006

click here these are reinstall guides for all operating systems with step by step instructions BUT be sure you have all the disks before you do this, especially Windows and the keycode for it. If your computer is a brand make you may only have a restore disk and the operating system may have a hidden partition on your hard drive and if you format it you will loose windows forever.

Whatever is wrong with your PC there are other options you can try such as a repair of windows.

  ellie52 20:44 10 May 2006

thanks braindead (feel awful saying that!) how do i do a repair of windows please?

  VoG II 20:46 10 May 2006

Repair click here

  woodchip 20:55 10 May 2006

Have you tried Restore to earlier date

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