Formatting hard drives

  Pug 11:32 04 Jul 2003

How can I reformat my hard drive

  AndySD 11:38 04 Jul 2003

That is dependent on which Operating System you are using.

  Pug 11:45 04 Jul 2003

How do I reformat my hard drive, my operating system i Windows XP

  deadneat 11:54 04 Jul 2003

use boot disk and fdisk. Remove partition & format. If you boot with XP cd it gives you options to do the same.

  AndySD 13:48 04 Jul 2003

Put the Windows CD in the drive, close the window that opens. Restart the pc.

It should ask you to press any key to boot from the cd...... press any key. If not you will need to boot into the BIOS/SETUP and set the First Boot to CD.

When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press F10.

In Recovery Console, specify the appropriate installation, and then log on by using your Administrator password.


format x:

where x is the letter of the drive that you want to format and then press ENTER.

Type y and then press ENTER to confirm your choice. When the formatting process is finished, type exit and then press ENTER, to restart the computer.

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