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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Step-by-Step guide on how to Reformat your Computer using Windows XP CD

All the data in the same partition with Windows [Drive C :] will be erase. So, if you want to save your files, make sure that they have been moved to other partition [Drive D: or E :].

Here is step by step guide on how to reformat your Computer using Windows XP CD.

NOTE: If you have a network connection, please unplug from the network before starting installation.

1. Press [DEL] key to Enter Setup, First, make sure that your computer is set to Boot to CD. See the image Figure no. 01.

Figure no. 01.

Note: This is a sample BIOS Image

2. Save your BIOS settings and exit. Insert Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM.
Wait the computer asked you to "Press Any Key to Boot from CD". And when those messages appear then press any key to start your CD to Boot. See the image Figure no. 02.

Figure no. 02.

3. Next, It will prompt you the list of existing Partitions and UnPartitioned space on your computer. Use the arrow key [UP and DOWN ARROW] to select an item. And for each option you can choose [C] to create and [D] and [L] to delete a partition or press [Enter] if you want to run Windows XP. See the image figure no. 03

figure no. 03

Delete the Partitioned item choose Delete[D],
Continue[Enter], and then Delete[L]

Now you should be left with just unpartitioned space choose[C] to Create

Choose Set up Window Xp on the selected item press [ENTER] and
Choose Format the partition using NTFS File System [Quick] and press Enter

After formatting, and copying files a screen appears as installation files are written to the hard drive. Once finished copying. The installer will automatically reboot.

Note: don’t press any key if computer asked you again “Press any Key to Boot from CD”.

4. The computer will continues for the installation and prompt you the Regional and Language Options. Now, you can use your mouse when the page appear and click Next to accept.See the image Figure no. 04.

Figure no. 04.

Regional and Language Options

Personalize Your Software

Your Product Key

Computer Name and Administrator Password

Date and Time Settings

Networking Settings

Workgroup or Computer Domain

5. Windows XP will spend 20 or 30 or more minutes configuring your computer depending on how your PC worked and will automatically restart when it finished. When the Display Settings dialog appears, click OK. This will improve the appearance of visual element and adjustment of your screen. See the image Figure no. 05.

Figure no. 05.

Display Settings dialog appears, click OK.

Monitor Settings dialog box appears, click OK.

Thank you!

Follow the prompt box that appear in the screen and computer will prompt you that Window XP setup is complete. You can log on by clicking your name on the logon screen. If you’ve installed Windows XP on a new computer or new hard disk drive, you can now use the File and Settings Transfer Wizard to copy your important data to your computer or hard disk drive.

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  1. Wow! Nice tips it helps a lot. Now with out helping of others i know how to reformat my PC alone. thanks to you Code your great.

  2. Thanks for your Comment guys..


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