Despite what Microsoft tell us, there is nothing like a format from DOS, followed by a re-install for getting shut of all the rubbish on the PC.Is there a way to create a reliable Boot Floppy for Win XP Pro?
You can download six floppy disks software for XP Home so there must be one for XP Pro take a look on the Microsoft website.
"there is nothing like a format from DOS"A format is a format is a format / whether you do it from DOS, from Windows, from a Windows CD or with a drive manufacturers utility.Doing a format from thw WinXP CD is the same and every bit as good as dong it from a floppy disk.AND / you will find it very difficult to do an NTFS format from floppies.I do, however concur with the sentiment about a format being a good way to ensure you-ve got rid of all the dross that builds up.
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