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    hi all, i having problem reformatting my comp... as i insert my XP Cd to the cd-rom. my comp does promt me " Press any key to boot from CD " but when i press anykey.. it doesnt show anything...

    HOw

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC_Photographer
    hi all, i having problem reformatting my comp... as i insert my XP Cd to the cd-rom. my comp does promt me " Press any key to boot from CD " but when i press anykey.. it doesnt show anything...

    HOw
    is it a full version or upgrade XP Cd? full version should be able to boot up from CD/DVD Rom not unless there scratches that might affect the boot sector of the media.

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    I think u can get replacement CDs from M$?

    Try pressing it the moment you know it's going to appear then keep pressing. That's what I did yesterday, hope it helps.

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    try another cd

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    correct me if im wrong...but formatting from the OS cd doesnt really do a full format does it? i find it still have a couple of windows settings there if i do that.

    i usually take the hdd outof the pc, use the external drive to format the thing w the laptop. den put back and re-install the OS like a brand new system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncleparty
    correct me if im wrong...but formatting from the OS cd doesnt really do a full format does it? i find it still have a couple of windows settings there if i do that.

    i usually take the hdd outof the pc, use the external drive to format the thing w the laptop. den put back and re-install the OS like a brand new system.
    Depends on how you do it, for me I will format the partition again totally, else it will install over the existing OS on the system. Else I will delete the parition and create it again, thus I will be sure the system will format the partition before installing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC_Photographer
    hi all, i having problem reformatting my comp... as i insert my XP Cd to the cd-rom. my comp does promt me " Press any key to boot from CD " but when i press anykey.. it doesnt show anything...

    HOw
    Put the disc in .. Restart your computer ..

    Immediately press the 'Delete' button many times .. It will bring you to bios.
    In bios .. go to Bios Cmos setup utility

    You will see
    First boot device = Floppy
    2nd boot devivce = Harddisk
    3rd boot device = Cd Rom

    Change the first boot device from floppy to Cdrom. Using the (-.+) key. Exit and save as.

    It will prompt you "Press any key to boot from CD" on your next start up.

    After install finish your XP .. remember to change the first boot device to floppy. And u will boot winXP for the first time.

    Happy reformatting

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    thx for your help....

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    You can also put it this way:
    First boot device : Floppy
    2nd boot devivce : CdRom
    3rd boot device : Harddisk

    Like this you don have to go to bios to change back. This is what I set on my pc.

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