xp format

  donnka 21:02 24 Jun 2003

want to format my hard drive , using an xp ops, how do i go about it ,

  Quiller. 21:18 24 Jun 2003

If your current X\P installation is FAT32, then you can boot the computer with a win98 boot floppy and type format c: in dos.

If your current file system is NTFS. Then set the first boot in the bios to cdrom, put your X\P disk in. It will load a few things on and then give you the option to format the drive. You can use this method for FAT32 as well.

  jazzypop 21:19 24 Jun 2003
  Quiller. 21:19 24 Jun 2003

Or of course you can use FDISK or partition magic.

  nurn 21:13 25 Jun 2003

change bios to boot from cd xp will format drive then install xp

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