format c drive

  chriscross72 21:03 07 Dec 2006

how, in simple terms can i format the c drive on my pc and erase everything on it ?
i'm using windows 2000 which i can only run in safe mode because the pc is currently one step away from the dustbin !
it's a 6gb hard drive

  ed-0 21:10 07 Dec 2006

With windows 2000, you can format the hard drive as you install the operating system.

So start the computer with the windows disk in the drive. If it does not start the installation sequence, the alter the cdrom to be the first boot device in the bios.

If you think you have a problem with the hard drive, then after you have to press F8 to accept the license terms you will be presented with a screen to delete the partition with a "D". delete the partition and on the next page, rebuild it.

You will be then asked to format the drive. Options should include

NTFS or Fat32

quick or normal format.

I would pick a normal NTFS format. This will check the hole hard drive for errors.

Then just continue the installation as normal.

  ed-0 21:24 07 Dec 2006

The 5th photo on this windows re-instal 2000 page. click here

  Strawballs 22:20 07 Dec 2006

click here At this price it might pay you to get a new drive!

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