Hard Drive reformat

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SpecialHATAVICT, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Can anyone tell me how to reformat the hard drive so i can reinstall windows 98 on another computer.I tried right clicking on my computer and doing that format but it wouldnt work. Is there some other way to do this so it wont create a 7mb parition?
     
  2. Mr Dead

    Mr Dead Guest

    use a 98 boot disk. just insert the disk then turn on your pc and type -

    "format c:"

    then follow the pon screen intructions
     
  3. its a hewlett packard recovery cd though it wont work like that, isnt there anyway to do it without a cd?
     
  4. C comand prompt wont work either, says the volume is locked and it cant be locked
     
  5. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    you cannot format HDD in WINDOWS !

    Mr Dead said right .

    1)"Build" a boot disk
    2) Restart PC and set to start from floppy ( from BIOS )
    3) A:/C:
    4) C:/format C:
    ________________ Good luck ___________________
     
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    Well, more specifically you can't format the boot drive from within Windows, but you can format other partitions from within the GUI.

    Anyway, you can go to http://www.bootdisk.com and download a 98 boot disk and follow the above instructions. Good luck.;)