First of all I just want t say that I do not know a lot about PC's.
Lately I bought my brothers "old" PC (2005). I want to format it, but have huge problems.
My main question is: Is there any way to format the PC from the BIOS-menu?
If not I guess I'm in trouble. I have tried to run a boot-CD (spotmau powersuite and microsoft XP) but the CD wont run. I have changed the settings in BIOS to check the CD-player at boot, but still nothing happens.
Also after doing things I probably shouldnt have done (cause I dont know enough about it) the Start-menu is gone, I can not run Task Manager, nor does using Ctrl+Alt+Del work anymore. And the worst thing is that I can't run any .exe files. If I try, I get an errormessage (with no number) saying "The programme couldnt start cause of a fault with the programe configuration. Try to re-install the programme" (translated from norwegian)
So back to my main question- I really just want to format the harddisk and start over again. Is it possible to do this without running a CD or using .exe files?
In advance- thanx for all help.