Formatting XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I wanna format my C: drive with XP in it..

    What is the best way to do it....

    I installed the Recovery Console ? ??!??! ?

    thank !
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    boot from the CD

    press any key
    enter
    F8
    enter

    follow the on-screen instructions

    easy once you know how

    :p
     
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    You cannot format the hard drive from the Recovery mode.
    Boot from your c d ,by choosing CD as first boot mode in your CMos Setup.in the Bios.
    Continue to recovery option but do not choose it.
    Continue on to new windows installation choose C Drive as the location and you will see the option to format your drive in Fat 32 or NTFS system.
    You can also format your drives using 3rd party software such as Partition Magic.
    If you feel comfortable with floppies instead, use a Windows 98 boot disc, if one is available, and change to C:\ from A:\ , after the "loading with CD Rom support" has loaded and finished, and choose "FORMAT C:"
     
  4. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest


    ...OR DONE IT 50 TIMES THIS YEAR:(
     
  5. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    lol :eek: thats every week, my record is alomst 4 months without a reinstall :)