View Full Version : help with HD format

09-02-2007, 12:17 PM
Hi guys. I have ACER travelmate n i dont have the recovery cd (i think i lost them). how can i format my hd ? it is partitioned into 2 drives n i have already moved all my stuff into my d: partition. i realised i have some bad clusters in my HD n that caused my laptop to crash a couple of times. I thought of formatting the HD now n re install XP n increase my ram. Ne1 can help me out coz i used to be a win95/98 guy n xp is really putting my head in. wud appreciate any help possible.

09-02-2007, 01:18 PM
Replace your HD if you have bad sectors.

Increase your RAM.

This is not a chat room, please use real words.

Bryce W
09-02-2007, 02:14 PM
There is a possiblity that your computer already has a recovery partition on it. When you boot the computer up, right at the very start, does it have a Press F-Something to Restore? or something similar?

Failing that, you could always contact Acer and ask for replacement CD's. These are typically $35-ish for them to send them out to you.

Seeing you have bad sectors, I would consider replacing the hard drive first.

If you are going to do a full blown format, installing XP with a CD etc... This article might help:

When you are installing RAM, this could help: