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need help in reformatting..

Arakai

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#1
need help in reformatting dell pc

im using a dell PC
ive no clue on how to reformat my dell pc
i want to delete all the stuff inside my com cuz its so messy n load of viruses..
currently i haf these discs:
Reinstallation DVD Windows Vista Home Basic 32BIT
DVD for Reinstalling Dell Dimension and Dell XPS Computer Software
DVD for Reinstalling Cyberlink PowerDVD 2.0 Software
n other softwares

pls help me step by step to reformat pls
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell****
    CPU
    2.13Ghz Core2Duo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9500GT
    Sound Card
    Dell****
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell****
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Dell****
    Internet Speed
    Over 9000 Mbps

Arakai

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#3
how to boot from the dvd? wat do u mean boot from the dvd?

pls help me urgent T_T
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell****
    CPU
    2.13Ghz Core2Duo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9500GT
    Sound Card
    Dell****
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell****
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Dell****
    Internet Speed
    Over 9000 Mbps

roy69

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Vista Guru
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#4
Arakai, first of all dont use bump on this web site.
You can boot from your cd rom by pressing the del key when you first turn on your computer.
This will put you into the bios screen.
Next go into the screen that gives you the order of boot devices and choose cd to be first.
The next time you boot with the windows cd in the drive it will boot from there so you can reformat and reinstall.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    I5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
    Case
    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    Cooling
    3 x 80mm tri led front, 120mm side 120mm back, 200mm top
    Mouse
    Technika TKOPTM2
    Keyboard
    Logik
    Internet Speed
    288 / 4000
    Other Info
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    Trust Graphics Tablet

Arakai

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#5
really? in a dell pc?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell****
    CPU
    2.13Ghz Core2Duo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 9500GT
    Sound Card
    Dell****
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell****
    Screen Resolution
    1280x960
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Dell****
    Internet Speed
    Over 9000 Mbps

Dwarf

The Contemplator
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Doncaster, UK
#6
It sounds as though you are a complete novice, so I shall try to go through this step by step. Turn on your PC and open the DVD drive by pressing the eject button. Place your copy of the Vista DVD on the tray and gently push the tray until the drive pulls it back in. At this point, depending upon how quickly you have done this or how quick the BIOS POST routine has been, you might need to restart your machine. After the post has completed, your machine will attempt to boot up. The normal boot order is: Floppy Drive (if available, not all machines have one), CD/DVD Drive, and Hard Drive (this is the order that I recommend, so if your Hard Drive is booting first then you need to change the boot order in your BIOS by refering to the motherboard manual and following the instructions). Once you have got the boot order sorted, when you start your PC with the Vista DVD in the drive, a message will appear on the screen saying 'Press any key to boot from CD...', at which point you need to do what it says otherwise after a short while (typically 10-30 seconds, but varying according to your BIOS), the system will move down the boot order and try booting from the next device in the list. At this point, I usually hit the space bar. Your system will now start to boot from the DVD. Follow the on-screen instructions.
When you boot from the Windows DVD, your first stop is the Install Windows screen. Choose your language preferences and click 'Next'. On the following screen, click 'Install Now'. The next screen prompts you to enter your product key. As your copy of Vista is more than likely an OEM copy, you will find a sticker with this key affixed to the case of your PC. The next screen asks you what sort of installation you want. Because you booted from the DVD, the Upgrade option is disabled. Click the 'Custom (Advanced)' option to continue with a clean install. The next screen, entitled 'Where do you want to install Windows?', display a list of the available drive(s) in which you can install Vista. Select the required drive and click 'Drive Options (Advanced)'. Select the partition and click 'Delete. With this option, you must respond to the confirmation requests before continuing. You can then click the 'Format' option and your disk will be formatted before continuing with the installation procedure. Note that there are actually 2 form of format here - quick and full. As the disk has been used before, select the quick option as it really is much quicker. The installation will continue without any further prompts and input from you. When installation has finished, you will be prompted for more information. The subsequent screens are self-explanatory, so just follow the instructions provided.
Dwarf
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

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