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iDeekz

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#1 10 years ago

Alright, when I first began to Re-format my computer, I didn't require any type of Disk. Since everyone knows alot here, and I've forgotton what to do. I'm requesting someone could tell me what and when I press the button to reach bios and then begin to re-format. It is possible, as I've done it before on my DELL computer. So anyone that can tell me the button, thanks.




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#2 10 years ago

You need to put the OS disc in then reboot. You will see instructions then to guide you through. One thing that some don't do is fully dump the RAM after deleting the partion though. To do this when it asks if you want to delete the partition, delete it then reboot. The setup process will then continue after the RAM is dumped to give you a bit more thorough format.




ConstanceJill

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#3 10 years ago
Icespeed;4394925It is possible, as I've done it before on my DELL computer. So anyone that can tell me the button, thanks.

The fact that you could do it from BIOS on 1 computer doesn't mean you can do it on any computer ... Typically you can do it on computers which have SCSI hard disk drives, from the SCSI controller's setup utility. Most others just won't let the feature available to you.




Nitronumber9

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#4 10 years ago

The best way to reformat a disc drive is to connect it as a 2nd hard drive and format it through windows. To do this. Set the drive your going to boot off as a master and the other as a slave, boot up windows using the master hard drive, go into My Computer and right click your slave drive (its proberby going to be D:\ or possibly something else, just make sure which one it is) from the drop down menu press reformat. The rest is simple.