Formatting HDD

  Abel 16:36 08 Dec 2005

I've just bought a new computer which does not have a FDD. Is it possible to format the HDD without using an operating system CD?


  MichelleC 17:00 08 Dec 2005

Boot from a 98 or ME floppy and at the A prompt type in Format C:

  PaulB2005 17:01 08 Dec 2005

*cough* "I've just bought a new computer which does not have a FDD" *cough*

  PaulB2005 17:01 08 Dec 2005

*cough* FDD = Floppy Disk Drive *cough*

  DieSse 17:06 08 Dec 2005

Make a bootable CD with the formatting program on it.

Use a USB pen drive (mostnew systems can boot from them.)

Why don't you want to use the OS CD?

  SG Atlantis® 17:07 08 Dec 2005

Use the manufacturers utility.

Who made the drive?

Go into my computer right click it and choose properties, or have a look in device manager. Right click my computer and choose properties....

When you find out go to the manufacturers website they normally have a utility suite to boot from and test the drive, there usually iss a format option in them too.

  Abel 17:08 08 Dec 2005

PaulB2005 you really ought to get something for that cough y'know!

MichelleC FDD=Floppy Disk Drive

  PaulB2005 17:11 08 Dec 2005


Got a sore throat you know....


  rawprawn 17:11 08 Dec 2005

Does this help? click here

  DieSse 17:14 08 Dec 2005

Nice one - thanx

  PaulB2005 17:15 08 Dec 2005

The basic function seems to be lacking features!!!!


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