Format Hard drive

  and2503 17:40 23 Jan 2007
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I want to format a hard drive, how do i do it??

  Totally-braindead 17:44 23 Jan 2007

What operating system? Is this to add a second hard drive or is this to blank a primary drive to reinstall windows?

  ed-0 18:15 23 Jan 2007

If it's not your main hard drive with the operating system on it. Just right click it in my computer and pick format.

  and2503 18:29 23 Jan 2007

yes to blank hard drive to re-install ops system

  ed-0 18:31 23 Jan 2007

Which operating system?

XP, then follow this walk through click here

  Totally-braindead 18:33 23 Jan 2007

To blank the hard drive and reinstall windows go into the BIOS and alter the boot order so the first boot device is your CDrom then restart your PC with the Windows XP CD in the drive and boot from that. It then gives you the option to format the drive or repair windows etc.

Before you do this make sure you have backed up anything you might need and have the disks for all your programs etc.

If you are unsure about any of this post back as once you have blanked the PC you will be stuck until you reinstall windows.

  Totally-braindead 18:34 23 Jan 2007

ed-Os link is better than what I said, go with that.

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