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Cannot fix..must Format

Don't u just hate it when ur computer doctor tells u that? Nowdays computer shop technicians all n00bs wan..anything sure say must format. Why? Easy job ma..noneed troubleshoot..just format then reinstall..charge u rm35..nice. So hor..i've come up with this formatting guide so u guys could save some money for doing it DIY. I've formatted numerous coms(mine n my peeps) so i think i'm qualified to write this. HOWEVER..neither E-quan nor confirmcekap should be held responsible if u blow up ur com. Thx.
Oh yeah..this guide is for desktops onli. For laptops..follow the guides given by the supplier.

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First u have to insert an ORIGINAL COPY OF WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL CD(which costs around rm600). Remember..support Original..fight against Piracy. =)

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Startup ur com and keep jab the "Delete" key to enter BIOS mode.

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Play around till u find the "Boot Sequence" option or page. Set the CD/DVD rom as the 1st boot device. Save n restart ur com.

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When this appears quickly SLAM ur palm on the keyboard..anywhere on the keyboard will do.

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Press "ENTER".

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"F8".

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"ESC".

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U'll come to this page where it shows how ur hard disk is partitioned. Eh..how come dun have option to "format this drive" one? Dun worry.

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Just say u would like to format C: drive. Choose C: then press "D".

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"ENTER".

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Damn make sure u've selected the correct drive. Press "L".

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So now u have unpartitioned space. Create partition.

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If u do not wan to change ur partition size, pressing "ENTER" will do.

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Hurray..ur C: drive is back. But look..it's New(Raw)..like salmon sushi..yum! U'll need to eat(format) it.

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Normally u'll have four choices compared to the above. They include :
(a) FAT32 (Quick)
(b) FAT32
(c) NTFS (Quick)
(d) NTFS
Either one will do(google FAT32 & NTFS to learn more about hard disk format suitable for ur com) but for this guide i'll choose NTFS (Quick). So ur C: drive will be formated(takes less than 30 seconds) n ur com will copy some information from ur Windows CD for installation later(takes a few minutes). After it's done..it'll auto restart.

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U'll see this screen again..DO NOT DO ANYTHING. If not u've just wasted ur time doing all the previous steps.

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When u see this screen it's a sign of relief. Ur new piece of Windows is being installed.

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Huiyoh..need 39 minutes. Go bancuh Milo or something. =P

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After just a few minutes..u'll be asked to setup something. Just follow the instructions.

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THERE U GO..ur formatted com n new piece of Windows(now u just need to install the drivers..if not no sound, no LAN, etc). I dunno why Microsoft wan put the Recycle Bin onli on the desktop..WHY..very creative meh?

Ok..there goes my guide on formatting hard drive n reinstalling operating system. So next time do it yourself ok? If still wan me format for u i'll be charging rm15..quite reasonable no?

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