how i can format my laptop

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November 13, 2010 at 20:30:36
Specs: Windows XP, cpu
I have a laptop of Toshiba - Dynabook V2/470PMC.I can t format it , cause I can t boot it from cd .

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#1
November 13, 2010 at 20:39:21
Use a bootable floppy disk with a copy of format.com. You can download a bootable FreeDOS disk which includes everything you will need to reformat the hard drive.

A download link is here. You will need to use a program like WinImage to extract the image to a floppy disk. The trial version works perfect.

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#2
November 13, 2010 at 23:14:56
Format. . . and then what after that? If you want to reinstall an operating system you need a working cdrom or you need to be able to boot to a restore partition on the hard drive--if there is one. If you have a restore partition you don't need to worry about formatting anyway as the restore process will overwrite everything.

Does the cdrom not work or do you just not know how to make it boot from a cd?

Does it even have a floppy drive? If not, forget about downloading a bootdisk. If it does, a dos bootdisk isn't much good if the XP is on an NTFS partition.

You should probably post back more hardware information and what exactly your plans are for the laptop's future.

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#3
November 14, 2010 at 22:29:49
u must try

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#4
November 14, 2010 at 22:34:57
I have bootable disk
but i can t chang my labtop setting to read from bootable disk

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#5
November 14, 2010 at 23:44:15
You probably need to check the manual. Not sure where you find it as all support for the dynabooks seems to be in japanese but you can try here:

http://dynabook.com/pc/index_j.htm

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#6
November 15, 2010 at 00:43:29
It was all of them japanes I can t use this

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#7
November 15, 2010 at 09:51:06
I am assuming you can't boot from CD because the BIOS option of boot from CD first is not set in your BIOS (you have not said anything about your BIOS settings).

You can go into the BIOS and change boot priority so that your CDROM drive is before your Hard Drive in the Boot priority order.

The key to enter the BIOS varies with different Laptops.
Most normel keys for entering the BIOS are:
1. DEL Key
2. F2 Key
3. Esc (ecsape) key usually followed by F1 or F2 key
4. On newer Toshiba laptops (and I think your Laptop):-
a. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
The machine will beep, then display:
Check System, then press [F1] key.
b. Release ESC key
c. Press F1 key

There is more here:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_...

Once you are into the BIOS ensure that the CD/DVD is before the Hard Disk in BOOT priority order.
If it is already then there is a problem elsewhere may be with your CD/DVD drive.
If it is not then change it so that it is.

If you are unable to make this change, then what is it that is preventing you from making this change?

Good luck.

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#8
November 17, 2010 at 23:08:51
Thanks for the guide.
When I power on the laptop I push all of key but nothing I see. When I push the Esc this is on monitor
Check system. Then press F1 key
Ps.
In the laptop is bootable Cd
Thank you for every thing

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#9
November 17, 2010 at 23:35:28
When I Turn on my computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
Display:
Check System, then press [F1] key.
b. Release ESC key
c. Press F1 key
I pressed F1 and disply
safe mode
safe mode with networkinf
safe mode with command prompt
last know good confiugoratin ( your most recent setting that worked)
start windows normaly
now. what can I do ?

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#10
November 17, 2010 at 23:58:25
When you get to the

safe mode
safe mode with networking

etc.

menu it's too late to get into cmos/bios setup because the bios has already handed off to the hard drive. You need to press the correct key(s) while it's still showing the posting screen or logo. I doubt it's more than 1 key. With some really old systems you often had to press more than one key but I haven't seen that with any system built in this century.

So you shouldn't need to press and hold some key and then release it and press another--or whatever you were doing. Just turn on the laptop and start tapping the ESC key. It that doesn't do it, restart the laptop and start tapping F1. If that doesn't do it, restart the laptop and start tapping F2. If that doesn't do it, restart the laptop and start tapping DEL. One of those--probably ESC or F1--should work.

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