June 26, 2009 at 6:37 am #28726
I have been trying to format my computer by inserting the disc and restarting it but the computer just starts up as normal.June 26, 2009 at 7:21 am #32105
It just sounds like you have not enabled the devices to able to boot from…What bios are you using? You can find this by:Clicking "Start" on the Taskbar. Go to "All Programs". Go to "Accessories". Go to "System Tools". Click "System Information". In some bios versions it will not let you change certain settings unless you press a key on the keyboard first. It might tell you which one on the bottom of the screen when you are trying to change the boot sequence. There are always instructions for each section of the bios lurking on the side or botton. Also if you do not save your changes properly it will revert back to previous settings.. Let us know what you find?June 26, 2009 at 1:22 pm #32106
Thank you for replying.this is what it says for BIOS, is this the right info?BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.70, 24/04/2007SMBIOS Version 2.4It also says this:Boot Device DeviceHarddiskVolume1I have attempted to change the settings a few times in the bios menu and it has let me and i am sure i saved it correctly but when i restart the computer and go back into bios it is back to the orginal settings.June 26, 2009 at 9:48 pm #32107
Is this what your bios menu looks like…Not the boot devices though…Yours will be different. When and where did it come up with "a device enclosed in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu"June 26, 2009 at 11:15 pm #32108
I have just looked at another computer with this bios and it says “a device enclosed in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu” in the right column but it all still works fine…It will still boot from the cd and the settings are saved…When I went to the Boot menu, then pressed on Boot Configuration settings, the computer had Quick boot disabled...Is this the case with yours. You could try disabling that and then changing the settings...F10 to save and exit.June 29, 2009 at 1:08 am #32109
Mine says:June 27, 2012 at 5:23 am #32110gladiolusParticipant
This computer formatting process may take a while based on the size of the hard drive you are formatting and also the speed of hard drive.October 10, 2012 at 11:52 am #32111Nyle RemeParticipant
You can format your PC easily by inserting Bootable bios CD in your disk drive then select the option of f 12 then after choose Compact disk option.This process somehow easier your taskApril 17, 2013 at 5:34 am #32112ErnestoParticipant
The process of Computer Format is not as hard as everybody thinks. Depending on what you want to do, you can find some great resources there at How to Format a Computer. What you need to know is before you decide to do computer format, is to backup some of your files located in the local hard disk where your current operating system is installed. In details: Before you do a computer format â€“ backup all the files in My Documents (ex. messenger received files, your personal documents etc) basically everything that you may need from the My Documents folder because that folder will be completely deleted. Next, take a look at your desktop. Do you see some documents you may need ? Back them up too (everything except shortcuts). After youâ€™ve finished backing up My Documents and Desktop, next thing to check is the C: drive (or other drive, if C is not the drive where youâ€™ve installed Microsoft Windows).Now after youâ€™ve backed up the documents you need, depending on the operating system you are going to install, proceed to:July 26, 2013 at 4:12 am #32113ratna2013Participant
U can take help from youtube videos how to format PC.
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