Re Formatting Your Personal Computer

Re Formatting Your Personal Computer



Re-Formatting your Personal Computer
As a​ personal computer is​ used it​ becomes more and more overworked and overloaded .​
It has less storage space,​ picks up spyware and viruses which ultimately slows down the​ performance of​ the​ computer .​
If nothing else can be done a​ last resort is​ re-formatting the​ computer.
Re-formatting a​ computer is​ quite simple with Microsoft Windows XP .​
The first step is​ setting your computer to​ boot from the​ CD-ROM .​
This can be done in​ the​ BIOS .​
For most mother-boards,​ pressing delete while the​ machine is​ booting will get you into the​ BIOS menu .​
There you simply need to​ navigate to​ the​ boot sequence and set the​ first boot device to​ the​ CD-ROM .​
Once this is​ done you can put your Windows XP CD in​ and restart the​ machine .​
This will bring you to​ the​ Microsoft menu .​
Here you can choose how you want to​ proceed with your installation .​
A good piece of​ advice would be to​ back everything up before you proceed with the​ format .​
Formatting a​ computer deletes everything off the​ hard drive so if​ you have any music or​ documents that you need to​ preserve back them up onto an​ external hard drive or​ a​ CD before you go ahead.
The first option is​ installing Windows again alongside the​ existing operating system .​
This is​ not the​ option we​ want but would not be recommended none the​ less .​
You need to​ choose the​ format option .​
With Windows XP you can choose either quick format or​ regular format .​
With a​ 120gb drive a​ quick format will take about 10 minutes while a​ regular format can take up to​ an​ hour .​
Quick format would be the​ preferable option.
Once you click format all you have to​ do is​ wait .​
Once the​ format is​ complete you need to​ go through the​ steps of​ installing Windows .​
Once this is​ done your computer will be refreshed and as​ fast as​ the​ day you bought it​ home from the​ shops.




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