Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How to format computer using pen drive

There are various steps to
the you must follow each step
as I mention it here.
Compliance with the
following steps will lead
you to a successful format
of your hard drive. But
before we begin
download and unzip the
following file.
Download and unzip the
given file on a computer
that has a working cd rom.
You will see two folders
one with the name of
BOOTSECT and the other
Go to the Usb_prep8 folder
and open the file
USB_Prep8.cmd file. This
will bring up a command
prompt window.
The window will ask you
to press any key and when
you do so a new
USB_Prep8 window will
open. Remember do not
close the command
prompt window now.
Now set the path of your
USB drive in the USB_Prep8
window and begin
formatting your pen drive.
DO NOT close any of the
windows open.
Now open a new
command prompt
Now navigate to the
bootsect folder in this
once you reach the
bootsect folder type
“ bootsect.exe /nt52 g:”
where g is the letter
attached to your USB flash
Once you do this you will
see a message that
bootcode was updated.
Now you can close this
command prompt
window but not the other
one as yet.
now go the PeToUSb
window and close it. Again
do not close close the
USB_prep8 command
prompt window.
After you have closed this
window you should see a
list of 8 options in the
command prompt
Select the first option and
enter the location of your
windows installation disc.
The second option will ask
you to enter a drive letter.
Assign random letter to
this option as this will be a
virtual drive. Do not assign
a letter that is already
attached to a drive on
your computer.
select option 3 and enter
the drive letter for your
flash drive.
select 4 and follow the
instructions as they build
up on your computer
screen. Rest is easy
After the process
completes (15-20)
minutes you will have a
USB drive that will be
similar in action to a
windows installation disc.
Now we begin the
procedure for installing XP
on your netbook or your
computer with the
damaged cd rom drive.
Remember your computer
must be able to boot from
the usb drive mode. Once
you have set your
computer to boot from
USB follow the given
Insert the uSB drive you
have prepared just now
into any of the USB ports
on your computer.
Let your computer boot
from the USB drive
From the two options
select option 2 and let
start the text based
Remember delete all the
partitions on your hard
drive lest it will result in
hal.dll or other issues.
Now let the format go on
and once setup restarts
boot again from the USB
drive and now chose the
GUI option to boot.
Again after the installation
completes you may face
problems while booting
from the hard disk. If you
face a problem, boot again
from the USB Drive and
GUI option. Now when XP
boots type msconfig in run
and go to boot.ini. Check
all boot baths may solve
your problem. If it does
not get solved, try
changing the boot path in
your boot.ini file into
something like this: ‘multi
(1)\Windows =”Windows
XP Pro” /fastdetect’.
I hope you understand my
post clearly, follow the
steps and you will see that
it is as easy a procedure as
a windows installation
Enjoy formatting!!!

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