hd format in xp

  fire 21:52 20 Oct 2003

i want to format my hard drive but when i insert cd i get so far and pc locks up, is it possible to right click hd in my computer and right click and format would this cure the problem...thanks

  [DELETED] 21:56 20 Oct 2003
  [DELETED] 22:34 20 Oct 2003

I have a better idea,in the pc advisor DVD (Current issue)there is a program called wipedrive.Even though it is only the trial version it will still format your hard drive in a few minutes.

  fire 22:57 20 Oct 2003

wil right clicking on the drive and choosing format not work???

  alan 2273 23:02 20 Oct 2003

Right clicking on the drive and choosing format will not work because some of the windows files will be in use so it will not format.

  [DELETED] 23:45 20 Oct 2003

Go into the BIOS & change the start up so U can start with the CD. Start the PC with the Xp disk in. Then U should be able to format & reinstall.

  [DELETED] 23:50 20 Oct 2003

thanks thats gone on file...

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