how to boot loptop to pc

October 29, 2011 at 17:33:08
Specs: Windows 7
i have this pc but may cd rom doesn't work, i wan to reformat it but i don't know how to do it.however, i have this loptop, is there possibility that i can use loptop to boot cd to reformat my pc?how?thanx.......

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October 29, 2011 at 18:30:10
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

If it's a Lenovo computer

Find your specific Product number and tell us what it is:

Finding my product number

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

You can install Windows other ways, but it's MUCH easier to do that by using a Windows CD or DVD or a Recovery disk set in your built in optical (CD or DVD) drive.
(It must be a DVD drive for a Vista or Windows 7 DVD. or any DVD. CD-rom only drives, and CD-RW only drives, cannot read DVDs.)

If you have a brand name system PC, you may not need a CD at all - READ your User's or Owner's manual for the model regarding the Recovery procedure, or look for that info on the brand name's web site. (Some brand name computers have all the data that is needed to re-load the original brand name supplied contents of C on the second partition on the original hard drive.)

What's wrong with it ?

If it's defective, replace the optical drive on your PC. They're relatively cheap.
(It must be a DVD drive for a Vista or Windows 7 DVD. or any DVD. CD-rom only drives, and CD-RW only drives, cannot read DVDs.)

The term PC applies to both latops and netbooks, and desktop computers. It's usually used only for computers that can run Windows, but it stands for Personal Computer and that generically includes Mac computers and other personal computers that run other operating systems too.
I'm assuming by PC you mean it's a desktop computer.

If it WAS working fine, but it has not worked fine since you changed a data cable connection to it, or since you added another drive to the same IDE data cable, or since you changed a jumper setting on the back of the drive if it's an IDE drive, that can be easily fixed.

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