Formating......

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Deathangel2002, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. hey guys i need help formating my computer. i dont know how. in XP that is. if someone could tell me how i would greatly appreactet it.
     
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    Do you have only one partition? Do you want to format your boot partition and do a reinstall of your OS? More info would be helpful, but here's the easy way given the limited info I have...


    Insert the XP disk in the CD drive, change the boot order in bios and boot to the cd, and early on in the installation process you'll be given the option to reformat. That's it....just select the file format (fat or ntfs).
     
  3. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    you can't format the partition that XP in from within XP - you have to use a boot disk.
    you cna format another partition using windows explorer or the CMD prompt - Start-Run-CMD
    if you were doing a quick format on floppy it would be:
    format a: /q
     
  4. ok got all of the info.. now i need a windows 98 boot disk.. can someone hook me up with one? thanks for all your help guys.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

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  6. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    what is it you are trying to do? you may not need the boot disk