Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Do you have any Computer that is giving you tough time? Either Hardware or Software Problem, All will be attended to Instantly and you will get possible solution within a few minutes. Have you ever Imagine asking an Experts what is wrong with my Laptop or How can i make my Computer do this or even what is this use for? All for Free Yes! This is the time to get all this for Free Visit www.fixya.com For all your Laptop Hardware & Software Solution. You can ask Experts who are willing to help you Online on that website HOW TO FORMAT YOUR COMPUTER WITH XP DISC Share3 The word Format can mean quite a few things in the world of computers. You could format text in a word document, have a different file format, or in this case, format the hard drive in your computer. Sometimes you need to format to ultra clean your computer. It makes it faster, new looking and gets rid of errors and viruses. Windows XP disc is bootable and really does everything for you. (Well nearly) This means that when you insert a Windows XP disc into your computer, it should start automatically. However before you do format a computer you should backup your data. Some things to backup include: photos, my documents, favourites folder, emails, all contacts, passwords and more, You can back them up on a Flash Drive or Exterbal Drive.Here is where to find drivers. How to Format a computer using a Windows XP disc 1. First you must put your Windows XP CD in the drive. 2. Then restart your computer. 3. When it says press any key to boot from cd, Press any key on the keyboard. (Go to step 6) 4. If it doesn't ask you this then restart your computer again. 5. Go into the BIOS settings of your PC, usually by pressing the F1, F2, F10, or maybe the delete key. If you are not sure watch the screen at startup and it will say "To enter setup press.......". You have to be quick and press it. If you miss it restart again. Once you are in the bios you have to change the boot options. You have to make your cd rom the first boot option. Save and exit. 6. A blue screen will appear and you are on your way.. 7. Press Enter to setup Windows XP now. See screenshot above. 8. If there is a copy of Windows XP on your computer and you wish to overwrite it you will have to press the escape button when prompted. (screenshot below) Do not install Windows XP in another directory unless you know what you are doing. Just overwrite the previous version as you should have backed up your data anyway. 9. You should now make the partition that had windows on it blue and press D to delete the partition. It will ask if you are sure. Press L to confirm. More details on deleting partitions. 10. Then Press C to create another partition and Windows will estimate a size for you. If you wanted to partition your hard drive into two equal parts you would have to do some math's and then type the appropriate number in. Otherwise just going with what Windows puts there will be the minimum partition size. 11. Press Enter to confirm size. 12. Then it will ask you which partition you want to install Windows on. The default is C: drive. Select this by making it blue and press enter. 13. If there are no partitions it will create one for you. 14. Then it will ask you to format quick, normal, in fat32 or NTFS. Fat32 suits older computers so I choose a quick format with NTFS. Quick or Slow is fine. If you had errors it is better to use a slow format which can also be known as a low level format. 15. From now on you just Follow the prompts and let it go.. 16. The computer will restart and it will try to boot from cd again...Do not press anything on the keyboard.. Just let it go through the stages of setup. 17. Make sure you have your serial number ready to enter in. This can be found on your coa certificate which is a sticker usually written on your Cd park. 18. Do not remove the Windows XP CD until the computer has started up with a new desktop and icons. ---------------- WINDOWS SHORTCUT ( A MUST KNOW AT THIS STAGE ) Share9 This are the little Windows Shortcut that you must have know or should know by this Stage WINDOWS XP SHORTCUTS ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window ALT+TAB Switch between open items ALT+Underlined letter Display the corresponding menu BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer CTRL+A Select all CTRL+B Bold CTRL+C Copy CTRL+I Italics CTRL+O Open an item CTRL+U Underline CTRL+V Paste CTRL+X Cut CTRL+Z Undo CTRL+F4 Close the active document CTRL while dragging Copy selected item CTRL+SHIFT while dragging Create shortcut to selected iteM CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph CTRL+UP ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin ESC Cancel the current task F1 Displays Help F2 Rename selected item F3 Search for a file or folder F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer F5 Refresh the active window F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing WIN Display or hide the Start menu WIN+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box WIN+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop WIN+E Open Windows Explorer WIN+F Search for a file or folder WIN+F+CTRL Search for computers WIN+L Locks the desktop WIN+M Minimize or restore all windows WIN+R Open the Run dialog box WIN+TAB Switch between open items WINDOWS EXPLORER SHORTCUTS ------------------------------------------------------------- ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the current window’s system menu SHIFT+F10 - Display the item's context menu CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu ALT+TAB - Switch to the window you last used ALT+F4 - Close the current window or quit CTRL+A - Select all items CTRL+X - Cut selected item(s) CTRL+C - Copy selected item(s) CTRL+V - Paste item(s) CTRL+Z - Undo last action CTRL+(+) - Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane TAB - Move forward through options ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view ALT+LEFT ARROW - Move backward to a previous view SHIFT+DELETE - Delete an item immediately BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up ALT+ENTER - View an item’s properties F10 - Activate the menu bar in programs F6 - Switch between left and right panes F5 - Refresh window contents F3 - Display Find application F2 - Rename selected item

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