View Full Version : How do you Reformat a computer?

09-06-2008, 09:29 PM
Could anyone tell me please? I bought a new laptop and it was apparently used. Came with a bunch of stuff.

09-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Do you have a Win2k/XP/Vista CD? You should just be able to pop that in, reboot and the rest should take care of itself. Just make sure it boots from the cd and follow the steps to wiping the drive and reinstalling windows.

09-06-2008, 09:34 PM
open up DOS, type "FORMAT C:" ;)

Seriously, don't do that. Take it somewhere or find someone who can walk you through it. Once you start, any road blocks will be tough to get by if you need a computer to ask us about it.

09-06-2008, 09:47 PM
It depends upon the computer. Generally, you need to boot from an operating system installation disc.