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My acer laptop not working it is showing no hard disk present, but setup is showing 40gb, I wants to format.


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You need your installation CD's for this:
An operating system software and the Laptop support CD.

So you want to start from scratch, just because you like the brand new\015\012feeling of a freshly reformatted pc? Or has spyware and viruses made\015\012your pc virtually unusable? Then the following tutorial will help you\015\012reformat your hard drive and reinstall windows. I personally reformat\015\012my HDD and reinstall windows at least once every 3 months. Please note,\015\012I am not responsible for any damage although I don't see how you can\015\012possibly damage anything whilst reformatting. Follow these steps\015\012exactly and you should be fine.
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\015\012Step 1: Make sure you have your Windows XP disk. I personally\015\012delete everything I don’t need, and uninstall all programs that I don’t\015\012use. I then make a list of all the programs I still have installed and\015\012download all the installers I will need. Also download Spybot Search\015\012and Destroy and Ad-Aware but do not install them. I then backup all my\015\012important data and all the installers onto a portable hard drive – if\015\012you don’t have one you can build one (see HERE\015\012how to build your own external hard drive cheaply) or you can use DVD’s\015\012or CD’s. Make sure you have everything backed up and then disconnect\015\012the portable hard drive.
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\015\012Step 2: Insert your windows disk into the Master CD drive (if\015\012you have more than one) and turn the computer off. Make sure you are\015\012disconnected from any networks. You will need to have your cd drive\015\012selected as your first boot device. If it not already selected, you\015\012will need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to cd/hdd,\015\012then with your Windows cd in your cd drive, save and exit bios.
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\015\012Step 3:
Turn on your computer. A screen will come up\015\012saying “Press any key to boot from disk”. Press any key (where’s the\015\012“Any” key gone?!). Now wait about 10seconds for the setup utility to be\015\012loaded. When asked if you want to set up or repair, hit Enter to set up\015\012Windows. Read the license agreement and hit F8 if you agree. If the\015\012setup program detects an existing installation of Windows and asks if\015\012you want to repair it, hit Esc to skip the repair. The setup program\015\012will ask you where to install Windows. Highlight the existing "C:\015\012Partition1" partition and hit D to delete it. Hit L to confirm. Next,\015\012hit Enter to install Windows on the "Unpartitioned Space". Format the\015\012space as NTFS - You will get an option to choose full or quik format.\015\012My experience is that quick format is for disk that have previously\015\012formatted. If the disk has not been formatted, then you will have to\015\012use the standard format option. Usually you will get a popup message\015\012"This disk can not be quick formatted" or something along that line.\015\012Then continue the installation. Please note: During the installation\015\012process, your computer will reboot. You will then see a message to\015\012press any key to boot from cd. Do not press any key a second time,\015\012otherwise the installation will start from scatch again. Complete the\015\012next several screens on the setup process and make sure you do not\015\012leave the administrator password blank. After following these steps,\015\012setup should be complete.
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\015\012Step 4:
Firstly you should install your antivirus\015\012software, Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware. Also enable the windows firewall\015\012by going to Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet\015\012Connections>Network Connections (icon on the\015\012bottom-right)>Right-click the Local Area\015\012Connection>Properties>Advanced tab>Check the box next to\015\012"Protect my computer and network...">OK. After this has been done,\015\012install all updates from the Microsoft website (including windows XP\015\012service Pack 2). Then install all drivers from your motherboard\015\012utilities CD. Now it is time to install your programs.
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\015\012Step 5:
Enjoy the brand new feeling of your Reformatted PC
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\015\012Hope this tutorial will help some people.
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