I want to know how do i format my Windows XP pc?

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I want to know how to format my computer in order to reduce the cost of having to take it to a computer shop in order to getting it formatted. Since my pc has been regularly affected by viruses i had to take it to a computer shop in order to get it formatted.

So please can someone help me to do this thing done.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #80238

I want to know how do i format my Windows XP pc?

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It is really costly if you don't know how to fix your own computer. I will assume that you already have a Windows XP SP2 or SP3 installer with you or a Windows Vista or a Windows 7 installer. And the only problem you have is formatting your own hard drive. It is quite easy. Actually, you don’t need to know how to format a drive manually because in Windows XP installer CD, there is an option there to format your hard drive either in: NTFS file system or FAT32 file system.

Any of the 2 will do. The actual Windows XP installer CD boots automatically when inserted in the optical drive. Before you format your computer, go first in the BIOS and change the setup in bootable devices. Assign the CD-ROM to boot first, second the hard drive, and anything follows. After you’re done, save it and exit. Here’s how you can format your computer using just the installer CD:

  1. Load the Windows XP installer CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. After the computer booted on the CD, it will ask you to press any key to start the installation. Hit any key then and follow the steps carefully.
  4. Press F8 for the EULA agreement.
  5. Choose the drive where you want to install Windows XP then hit enter.
  6. It will then ask you if you want to format it using NTFS or FAT32 file system or just leave it that way. Choose either NTFS or FAT32 then hit enter.
  7. Wait for it to finish formatting your hard drive. Then the Windows installation process will commence afterwards. While you are in the process of installing Windows, read carefully all the information before clicking on any button.

Just wait for the whole installation to be completed and you’re done.

Answered By 0 points N/A #80240

I want to know how do i format my Windows XP pc?

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You mentioned you always have a virus problem. You may know how to format and install a fresh windows xp operating system but your problem may not stop there. In order to avoid your personal computer to be the constant residence of that annoying viruses or Trojans, you need to maintain a safe-wise computing.

Keep your computer safe from them by installing a dependable antivirus available in the market today. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for such security. There are free anti-viruses available for download in the internet that gives the same security and protection as the ones that are available for sale.

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