Format

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tdoan14, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Tdoan14

    Tdoan14 Guest

    how do i erase everything on my 40gb hard drive? what do i need?
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    or if you are doing an install, you can do it from within the install
     
  3. EMPIRETANK

    EMPIRETANK Guest

    what i do is... put in my windows 98 boot disk.. load dos prompt.. type in Format C: and format then i restart with the boot disk still in the drive and then type fdisk at dos prompt and then partition my drive.. and then i install windows xp. if u cant boot from ur cd rom drive u will need Win XP boot disks.. which are on 6 seperate disks.
     
  4. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    you can do it from windows aswell.

    Open a command prompt.
    Type in "Format C: /U"
    Answer "Y" to the question about "Proceed with format?".
    Press Enter

    Windows will NOT come back up.