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    format former network laptop (xp)

    former school laptop now owned wholly by me. The laptop has a username and password and a domain setup. I now want ot format the hard drive so we can use the laptop as a stand alone home pc, but even at the command prompt i get a message 'not authorised'. Have tried logging on as administrator in each different domain, have pressed F2 at start up, but still cant stop the pc from booting straight to windows xp. At F2 have also tried the different options, ie. primary drive, boot to cd, system setup and so on. Still always goes through to the windows password screen.

    Can anyone tell me how to get to the dos prompt and simply format the whole pc? Please help .... very frutstrated. Is a Toshiba.
    Many thanks for any help, much appreciated.
    Have a great day!
    WebMistress

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    Re: format former network laptop (xp)

    The easiest way to do this will be to boot your Windows XP installation CD and delete all existing partitions using the setup options. You can then do a clean installation.

    Make absolutely sure that you have all the drivers you might need for this particular laptop before you do this.

    StuartR

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    Re: format former network laptop (xp)

    that worked. many thanks
    Many thanks for any help, much appreciated.
    Have a great day!
    WebMistress

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