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Formating a laptop???
    #3174893 - 09/24/04 02:37 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Somebody wants me to format their laptop because its pretty fucked up. I was just wondering if theres anythign I should know about formating a laptop thats different from a desktop computer.


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Re: Formating a laptop??? [Re: barfightlard]
    #3174896 - 09/24/04 02:38 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

not really... Have any driver disks that are needed for proprietary hardware ready, especially network drivers.


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Re: Formating a laptop??? [Re: blink]
    #3174941 - 09/24/04 02:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Ya the problem is buddy lost all those cds.......So, im hoping the windows cd will have a driver it can use or I can just find one on the internet.


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Re: Formating a laptop??? [Re: barfightlard]
    #3175031 - 09/24/04 03:07 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

well, if you have access to windows right now, turn it on then when its been booted up, press and hold the windows key and pause/break (or right click my computer and click properties)

write down all the installed devices and manufacturer names, then look up the drivers and download them and make your own "lifeboat" driver CD, something to keep you afloat after formatting so you are able to find all that you need.

may I recommend ghosting or making an image of the drive after you have configured it up to par to prevent you having to do it again. If you dont have any programs to do so, PM me


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Re: Formating a laptop??? [Re: blink]
    #3175159 - 09/24/04 03:33 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The reason im formating it is because everythign on it is fucked. So, why would I ghost it, wouldn't that keep it the same.


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