Formatting hard disk with Windows 95 on.

  WALLFLOWER 12:25 31 Jan 2004

If I transfer the hard disk with windows95 on from an older computer into a 2nd computer computer also running Windows 95, will I then be able to format the disk and virtually start from scratch when replacing it in the older machine. I tried to format it in situ, but Windows cannot format a disk while you are running Windows on the same disk.

  bremner 12:28 31 Jan 2004

No but you can if you do it in DOS


you can do as you suggest and install it in the other machine as a slave and format it there.

  gold 47 12:31 31 Jan 2004

If it's windows 95 choose start up in DOS on the A:\PROMPT type format c:
Put a space between format and C.

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