How to Format a Netbook Without a CD

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If you are having problems booting your netbook up after you log in and are constantly getting error messages you can try to reset the system to restore it to factory settings. Most netbooks do not have an internal CD-ROM to run a CD to reformat the computer. Instead netbook computers have a built-in system that will reformat the computer without the need of a CD. Everything that is on your computer will be erased once you format the computer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Turn your computer on by hitting the power button.

  2. 2

    Wait for the system's start-up screen to appear. This is the first screen you will see and is the one with the computer logo.

  3. 3

    Press ALT and F2 simultaneously on your keyboard until the computer goes into system recovery.

  4. 4

    Click "Next" to continue the system recovery process. Once the system reboots you will have to enter your personal information again at the prompts.

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