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*Urgent* Is is possible to format a laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by NicHt, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. NicHt

    NicHt Regular member

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    I was just wondering if it is possible to format and re-install windows on a compaq presario. (Will update thread with make and model in a few hours) If so, is it the same as doing it on a desktop? I have the windows cd and all.

    I also have to have it done by saturday.
    Thanks for the support, any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
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  2. The_Fiend

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    Why would it NOT be possible ?
     
  3. NicHt

    NicHt Regular member

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    That's what I thought, It's just in the back of my mind I remembered some best buy or something saying it's wasn't possible...
    Thanks for the answer.
    One more thing, How do I find out what drivers I need for it? Thanks.
     
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    hahaha.....The Geek Squad? Please.... a lappy is no different then any other machine.

    For the drivers, you just have to know what hardware the laptop has installed. Chipset, video, sound, NIC...etc.
     
  5. NicHt

    NicHt Regular member

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    Can you please tell me which drivers I need for this Laptop? Thanks:


    Specs for the Compaq Presario 2140US
    CPU AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2200+ 1788MHz 256KB Cache
    Video ATI Radeon IGP 320M (ATI Radeon Mobility U1 )
    Audio Acer Laboratories, Inc ALI IM5451 PCI AC-Link
    Network Card Integrated Ethernet National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815
    Modem Conexant 56K ACLink
    Touchpad Synaptics
    RAM 512MB
    Harddrive 40GB
    Optical-Drive DVD drive
    Floppy USB Floppy

    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Compaq_Presario_2100

     
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    If the comp had xp preinstalled just check in "my computer" for a snmall 5-6gb FAT 32 partition if there is one push and hold F10? on startup ,it should start the recovery console options (or check the manual),all hp's have them inc desktops

    There should also be an option to make recovery disks in the programs list under either pc help and tools,or hp

    there is also the option to download the reinstall software from microsoft to floppy or cd,this is not xp as you'd get from a shop it's a specific software for your comp and puts it back to factory shipped cond
     
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