how do I format my hard drive?

  techy gal 19:51 13 Nov 2005

Sorry - I've been having a real nightmare setting up my new hard drive and now I think I've got a virus that nothing will find and I am completely unable to access the internet, it take ages to boot up and nothing works.
so nothing else for it, but can't remember how to get into dos and what the command is

please help!

  Skills 19:57 13 Nov 2005

What operating system are you using and once you get to DOS the command is format c: then press enter.

If you are using XP thou put the XP cd in the tray make sure the BIOS is set to boot from cd first and then you can format from the setup.

  Taff™ 19:59 13 Nov 2005

I think you`d better give us a bit more information before you go any further! Have you got recovery discs or a full Operating System disc to reinstall? Which OS is it and what were you trying to do?

  techy gal 20:00 13 Nov 2005

sorry - using XP
i have tried the cd and it boots but then offers me choice of install or repair - tried repair but got stuck.
where does it tell you to format?

  VoG II 20:00 13 Nov 2005

Format during XP install click here

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