Formating Presario 1681

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Miss Jo Anne CD, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Hello..I have a friend who has a Compaq Presario 1681 someone gave him and he
    wishes to format it and do a clean install of Windows XP onto it...How would
    one format the hard drive of this particular computer and how does one start it
    in MS-DOS mode?..Thank you ever so much
    Miss Jo Anne CD, Aug 17, 2003
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  2. Miss Jo Anne CD

    David B. Guest

    You format it the same way you format any other drive. Boot from the XP CD and it'll give you the option of deleting and creating
    new partitions during setup, no need to worry about booting to DOS.

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    "Miss Jo Anne CD" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Hello..I have a friend who has a Compaq Presario 1681 someone gave him and he
    > wishes to format it and do a clean install of Windows XP onto it...How would
    > one format the hard drive of this particular computer and how does one start it
    > in MS-DOS mode?..Thank you ever so much
    David B., Aug 18, 2003
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