how to reformat a winXP.

Hewlett-packard / P pavilion zv5000
January 16, 2010 at 19:32:51
Specs: Windows XP
i want to reformat my winXP
coz my loppy goes slow and sometimes the blue screen appears.

and it says there that i need to disable BIOS mem such as caching or shadowing.

so i wonder if i reformat my loppy it can help me solve my prob.

...hmmm! i wonder how?!.

some1 pls help me....

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January 16, 2010 at 20:06:32
Is your computer very old? Run a memstest on your memory
This is the one I use.
Run this
1. Error Checking-
Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.
Not power off until it's finished. It will just close.
You CCleaner - The Clean part and the Registry part.
For the Registry save a backup when it's offered.
Their is more you could do before doing a System Recovery.
You didn't say what brand of computer you have.
For my eMachine I power on and start tapping the F11 Key.
and follow directions. Your's is probably different.

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January 17, 2010 at 08:19:56
"it says there that i need to disable BIOS mem such as caching or shadowing"

Well, did you do it? Do you even know how? The BIOS has nothing to do with Windows.

If you reformat, all your files will be deleted. You will have to reinstall Windows, all the device drivers, all your programs, then all the updates. It can take several hours. Based on the way you asked the question, I don't think you're up to a reformat/reinstall. Fix your current installation instead.

What is the exact error message on the blue screen?

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January 17, 2010 at 11:34:26
You can only do the format yourself if you can boot to any kind of DOS, and if your C drive is any FAT (NOT NTFS). Not saying you need FAT, but just saying what format options you have.

The XP-installer can do both an NTFS format or a FAT-to-NTFS conversion.

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