|Formatting means to setup a file system on a drive to allow it to store data. During formatting, all previous data on the drive is lost. It is not the same thing as installing an OS...it's a step in the process of installing an OS.|
Please explain exactly how you you are going about formatting the HDD & then how you are going about attempting to install Windows. What happened to prompt this reinstall?
1. Press and hold the Power key for 5 seconds to power the system off completely.
2. Press the Power key to turn on the computer.
3. Press the Alt and F10 keys at the same time when the Acer logo appears on the screen. Your system should boot to a blue screen that says Choose an option.
4. Select Troubleshoot.
5. Click Reset your PC. This process will erase all data on the your system. Choose the Refresh your PC option if you want to restore your system and retain your data.
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