Formating a HDD using the XP boot screen

  Jim'll Fix I.T. 19:57 14 Nov 2003
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Does anyone know what type of format XP performs on a HDD when installing for the first time?

Is it an equivilant to using 'Format c:' or is it 'Format c:/u'? (I only use the later if formating from DOS)

Idle thoughts whilst waiting for Eastenders to start !!!!

  DieSse 21:39 14 Nov 2003

"Does anyone know what type of format XP performs on a HDD when installing for the first time?"

Installing what for the first time - XP or a Hard Drive?

  DieSse 21:42 14 Nov 2003

XP will do a quick format or a full format, as you wish - with FAT32 or NTFS, as you wish.

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