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Windows 7: I cant format my laptop

20 Aug 2012   #1
versekz

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I cant format my laptop

hey there

i can't format my laptop, my dvd is broken and i need format my laptop using usb but i cant enter my bios to change externel dvd drive to usb drive. my laptop keep reboot i dont why! i already do like sfc/scannow ,malware,chkdsk eveything is okay.


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20 Aug 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you know how to enter the BIOS on this laptop---what key are you using? The proper key varies from brand to brand.

Fill out your system specs. At this point, we have no idea what type of laptop you have.
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20 Aug 2012   #3
versekz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you know how to enter the BIOS on this laptop---what key are you using? The proper key varies from brand to brand.

Fill out your system specs. At this point, we have no idea what type of laptop you have.
on mylaptop is f2

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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/20/2012, 21:13:03
Machine name: -
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer, inc.
System Model: Aspire 4530
BIOS: v1.3335
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-74 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1790MB RAM
Page File: 1598MB used, 653MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
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20 Aug 2012   #4
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When you start the computer, start tapping the F2 key about every half second, it should enter the bios.

If that fails take a look at this...


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20 Aug 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Use the Acer F12 key to trigger the DVD or flash stick installer.

FOllow the steps given here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything you need including the latest installer and tool to burn to DVD or write to flash stick is in the blue link.
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20 Aug 2012   #6
versekz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
When you start the computer, start tapping the F2 key about every half second, it should enter the bios.

If that fails take a look at this...
i can enter the bios but only for 5-10sec then automatically shutdown or restart, and after that my windows unable to start and i don't have any problem with BSOD!
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20 Aug 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

So what happens when you attempt to boot DVD or flash stick using the F12 key?
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20 Aug 2012   #8
versekz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So what happens when you attempt to boot DVD or flash stick using the F12 key?
I'm sorry but i keep press f12 but nothing happend.
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20 Aug 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Download again the burn to DVD or write to flash stick using tool from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Try booting the DVD first via F12.

If it fails, write to flash stick. If stick fails to boot from F12, unplug the DVD drive and try stick again.

If all of these fail, try resetting BIOS to defaults using one of these 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS,

If this fails unplug the HD and try booting the DVD, then the flash stick. Sometimes the HD can block BIOS post or disk booting.

Report back results of each step.
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