***format computer???***

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DAZZ, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    i got 3 drives paritioned from a 40gb drive, im wondering how i can format all of these drives, then install my xp on one of them

    when i install xp it boots up then goes to a screen to only format 1 drive, and install on it

    how do i format all the drives, and how long will it take?

    (or could i maybe delete every fodler and file manually on the drives beside where xp is installed?? or will this just not do it rightly??)

    ---i dont know what else topic best suits this----
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    You can just let XP format the one partition and install. Then go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management and format the other partitions from there.
  3. DAZZ

    DAZZ Guest

    aight, ill do that
    thanks :D
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    Sure. ;)
  5. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    yep, that's the best way to go...
  6. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

    Barrie, ON

    U have to format the drives indivually or u can FDISK and make the HDD as one then format and remake those partitions.

    or u can do this while in Windows, make shure the drive your formating has no OS on it.

    here are some SS!

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