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Old 06-21-2008, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default please help with compaq laptop

i have a compaq presario 1200 laptop. i recently installed windows xp on it. when it boots up it asks if i want to run xp or windows 2000 (both are on it). when i run windows xp i can't get it to run off the battery. i go to control panel, add hardware, then add the battery. then go to the power options in control panel and i can't see the percent of battery left or anything.

also can someone tell me or give me a link to completely format the hard drive in my compaq presario 1200 laptop without a recovery cd or the windows cd??


thanks any help is appreciated!!!!!
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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Download:http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

and then burn it,boot off it.Thats the best tool IMO to format your hardrive.
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Download:http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

and then burn it,boot off it.Thats the best tool IMO to format your hardrive.
ok ok ok before you go download this, do you truly no the meaning of format your hardrive ?

you no your compaq recovery disk u do no that formats it then copies the original image onto it, and if you just format it and dont have a windows disk then you will be stick with nothingness.

jus double checking as you say to format it without recovery or windows disk, that makes me ask myself what are you doing with it when its formatted ?
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