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HELP with Netbook Problem

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#1 blackberry666


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Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:04 PM

Hi - I've got a problem with a Netbook - the "Freedom" Virgin Media were giving away last year... no matter what I try I can't get it to load up past the windows logo, used the installed PC Angel to recover but that hasn't worked either.

My question is (a silly one)- how can I format the hard drive completely and start again? I've been reading forums all day and it seems for every other netbook on the market there's an option at start up, but I can't find one! I've got 3 functioning F keys - one to select the boot menu, one to select the bios and one to start PC Angel - non of these have an option to format the drive.

My intention (once I've formatted) is to put another copy of XP onto a USB stick and try and start again... I've also got an external hard drive to play with if anyone has an easier suggestion...

Thanks in advance for any help!

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#2 caperjac


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 05:24 AM

Hi,would be good for us to know make and model number of the netbook..

edit ,

did a google search and see that Freedom is actually its name ,
i would suggest a external dvd rom and a winxp cd to run a windows repair .

Edited by caperjac, 14 November 2010 - 06:39 AM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually

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