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Old Jan 03, 2004, 03:48 PM
vi3tgamer vi3tgamer is offline
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Default how to reboot the whole computer

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my sis has a custom build pc, she wnats to reboot it
how u do that?
what are the steps to del the c drive and putting xp back on
i dont know much about rebooting, my com has a reboot disk so it does all the work
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Old Jan 03, 2004, 05:56 PM
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REBOOT is a term used to restart the computer

What you are after is to wipe everything and to install XP, what you need to do is to set the CDROM as the first bootable device (settings are under the BIOS settings), then pop in the CDROM and restart the computer, during the installation, XP will ask you what to do with your hard drive, one of teh option is to FORMAT the drive (with FAT or NTFS , depend on your choice), when you choose this option, it will more or less erase everything on your computer and install XP fresh.

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Old Jan 03, 2004, 06:29 PM
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yes wipe out everything and install xp again
what FAT and NFTS.
what teh step to go in to"BIOS settings"

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Old Jan 03, 2004, 09:29 PM
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FAT and NTFS are file systems. You could choose to use either one. To enter the BIOS you need to press a key when the computer is just starting up. You will see the the writing on the screen, then press the key right away. Which key it is varies though. Here's a listing...

ALR PC/PCI - F2
ALR PC/non-PCI - CTRL+ALT+ESC
AMD - F1
AMI - DEL
AWARD - CTRL+ALT+ESC
AWARD - DEL
DTK - ESC
PHOENIX - CTRL+ALT+ESC
PHOENIX - CTRL+ALT+S
PHOENIX - CTRL+ALT+INS
ACER - F1,F2,CTRL+ALT+ESC
AST - CTRL+ALT+ESC,CTRL+ALT+DEL
COMPAQ - F10
COMPUSA - DEL
CYBERMAX - ESC
DELL 400 - F3
DELL 400 - F1
DELL DIMENSION - F2 or DEL
DELL INSPIRON - F2
DELL LATITUDE - Fn+F1 (while booted)
DELL LATITUDE - F2 (on boot)
DELL OPTIPLEX - DEL
DELL OPTIPLEX - F2
DELL PRECISION - F2
EMACHINE - DEL
GATEWAY 2000 1440 - F1
GATEWAY 2000 Solo - F2
HP - F1,F2
IBM - F1
IBM EPRO laptop - F2
IBM PS/2 - CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL
IBM THINKPAD - (Windows) Programs-Thinkpad CFG
INTEL TANGENT - DEL
MICRON - F1,F2 or DEL
PACKARD BELL - F1,F2,DEL
SONY VIAO - F2
SONY VIAO - F3
TIGER - DEL
TOSHIBA 335 CDS - ESC
TOSHIBA PROTEGE - ESC
TOSHIBA SATELLITE 205 CDS - F1
TOSHIBA TECRA - F1 or ESC
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