Reformatting the whole system

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by total90, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. total90 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
    Mine's not a mac, but just a normal lenovo laptop..
    anyway, somehow its so messed up and i want to reformat the whole system, how do i do that?
  2. qawes macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2010
    You want to format the c:\ partition or the entire system with all it's partitions?

    To format c:\ boot with the Windows install disc, and select a fresh copy to be installed, and when prompted to he path, select c:\, and do a NTFS format.

    To format the other partitions, right click in My Computer the partition itself and the select Format.

    Hope this helps, haven't actually reinstalled Win for some time now, it's all a bit foggy.
  3. total90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
  4. qawes macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2010
    as far as I know you can't format the system partition without having the software to replace it.
  5. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    In many cases everything required to reformat the system is already on the laptop.

    Contact Lenovo tom either figure out how to use what you've got or get the appropriate disks to perform a factory restore.


    Either that or dowload Ubuntu and don't look back ;)


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