How to Format a PC Win XP

By jhules
Jul 2, 2007
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sir/ Ma'am..

    i need a little help here..
    can you give me the instruction how to format PC Win XP..

    Please..

    coz everytime i turn on my PC this what appear
    --------------------------------------------------
    Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0 ..Not Found
    Searching for Boot Record from SCSI ..Not Found

    Boot Failure
    Rebbot ans Select proper Boot Device
    or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device
    Press any key when ready
    --------------------------------------------------
    i want to reformat it..
    but i dont know why..

    Please help me..

    Thanks

    God Bless and More Power Tech Spot
  2. jcriver442

    jcriver442 Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    you dont need to reinstall windows.first try to repair the boot sector.Put your windows xp disc in drive.set to boot from disc.after it loads you will get a choice to install,repair or quit.select repair when the black screen with a c promtp type help and list of option will come up select the one for fixing boot up.not sure of the wording.I just had a problem like that after partioning the drive.XP would not boot so I fixed it in repair console.If that does not work foor you just boot from the dics again and reinstall XP from there.Hope this helps.
  3. Alex.A

    Alex.A Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    HERE you can read and inform yourself about reformatting your PC. There you have all the details needed.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.