Formatting HDD to get rid of XP Pro.

  mistagf 20:33 23 Nov 2003

Second-hand machine , bought for a song from the company , has XP Pro on it.

How do I format the hdd?

The usual method of inserting a boot disk to get to the dos prompt doesn't work!

Thanks :-)

  woodchip 20:43 23 Nov 2003

that's because you need to go into bios and make the comp first boot device to be floppy disc. also if it's ntfs you need to use fdisk first and remove all partitions then create new ones make primary partition active partition, then shut down comp not restart then start comp and format c:

  mistagf 21:19 23 Nov 2003

thanks woodchip -

Followed you to the letter and indeed it was NTFS.

Formatting as we speak!


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