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Does anyone know how to reformat a HP Computer because i have a lot of shit on mine and having a lot of problems with it and i just want a fresh start. Could anyone tell me what to do step by step? ill be willing to give all my points i only have 128 though

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    Kl i got a hp computer to, restart your computer then repeatdly press F5. and then you would have to carry on from there.
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    But do u need 3 backup disks cause i only have 2 and do you really need the back ups. What would happen if i didn't have them?
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    Posted by MeToo But do u need 3 backup disks cause i only have 2 and do you really need the back ups. What would happen if i didn't have them?
    well for me, i didnt want any of the files i wanted so i did what i said above, if you wanna save files save them to a disk or usb
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    You wanna perform a format? Killdisk formats all NTFS file systems for free. Be shure to backup your important files to a CD and be shure to have your recovery cd for your OS.
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    Posted by BrainZ You wanna perform a format? Killdisk formats all NTFS file systems for free. Be shure to backup your important files to a CD and be shure to have your recovery cd for your OS.
    you dont need a program i swear.
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    Posted by BrainZ You wanna perform a format? Killdisk formats all NTFS file systems for free. Be shure to backup your important files to a CD and be shure to have your recovery cd for your OS.
    you dont need a program i swear.
    Formatting with your XP disc is dangerous. Made me lose 20gb of my 320 thanks to it's crappy working. Not too shure about the vista disc. That worked quite well with upgrading but I did perform a killdisk for to be shure. btw, I'm confused. Can you format a HP PC by pressing F5 repeadly when booting? O.o Or did you mean something completely different?
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    Posted by BrainZ You wanna perform a format? Killdisk formats all NTFS file systems for free. Be shure to backup your important files to a CD and be shure to have your recovery cd for your OS.
    you dont need a program i swear.
    Formatting with your XP disc is dangerous. Made me lose 20gb of my 320 thanks to it's crappy working. Not too shure about the vista disc. That worked quite well with upgrading but I did perform a killdisk for to be shure. btw, I'm confused. Can you format a HP PC by pressing F5 repeadly when booting? O.o Or did you mean something completely different?
    Yup HP PCS FTW i just press i think its F5,F8,F10,F12 then it gives you all these menus like just reformat C; drive ect. ive rebooted my HP pcs over 5 times and never lost 1gb or 1kb out of 160gb.
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    Posted by WidowMkR Yup HP PCS FTW i just press i think its F5,F8,F10,F12 then it gives you all these menus like just reformat C; drive ect. ive rebooted my HP pcs over 5 times and never lost 1gb or 1kb out of 160gb.
    So, you don't need to backup any system files on a cd/usp?
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    Posted by WidowMkR Yup HP PCS FTW i just press i think its F5,F8,F10,F12 then it gives you all these menus like just reformat C; drive ect. ive rebooted my HP pcs over 5 times and never lost 1gb or 1kb out of 160gb.
    So, you don't need to backup any system files on a cd/usp?
    well i dont, cause i dont need any of the files, but if you do need files you back them up with a cd/usb
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    So if a press f5 repeatedly and reformat C: drive and i dont use any disks at all. It will work?.
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    Posted by MeToo So if a press f5 repeatedly and reformat C: drive and i dont use any disks at all. It will work?.
    you would loose all your files. but im not sure its F5 it could be the following f8,f10,f12, but ill say try f5 first and gimmeh points
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    Put your Windows install disc in your computer and reboot. For HP computers, you need to press F1 or F2 to access the BIOS. Once you do so, find the boot order settings, and change your CD/DVD drive to #1. Exit BIOS, and a prompt should come up that says press any button to boot from CD. Do so, and run the reinstall of windows. After some files are installed, it will show your partitions. Delete your partition(s) and then create a new one. It will ask you if you want to format this partition, and you will want to choose "Format using the NTFS file system". The rest is pretty easy as it is just installing windows. Make sure you back up anything you want to keep before you do this.
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    I dont have an os disk so im fucked
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    I dont use a disk when i reformat.
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    So how would windows and install and would all the files be there that i need for it to run properly? Im sorry for all these questions but i don't want to screw anything up
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    With HP computers, you should get a recovery disc thingy instead of an OS disc. Insert the master one and boot from the disc. It'll give you reformatting options that will reinstall windows with all the correct drivers. If the drivers aren't on the first disc, at some point it will ask you for the second disk (most likely). It's the same as my Advent (although I properly reformatted with my mates XP disc, and then did this recovery thing and had to find all my drivers myself because I didn't have the second disc). Hope that helped.

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