Error formatting PC

By Eizzuddin
Sep 21, 2013
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  1. I tried to format my laptop today but I cant. "It said that my pc needs to be repaired" and "the application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors." What should I do then???
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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    "What should I do then???"... The built-in restore feature is corrupt, so you may have to get a Windows install disc. The hard drive may also be bad
    learninmypc likes this.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,161   +225

    I had an HP that had a similiar screen come up on it. Needless to say I couldn't afford to repair/replace the harddrive/OS so I ended up dumping it.:(
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    What program did you use to try to format your hard drive and which drive did you try to format?
  5. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TechSpot Booster Posts: 139   +21

    You could always put Linux on the laptop, if you dont have a windows installation disc.


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