how do you format c:?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by krimson, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. krimson

    krimson Guest

    I need to format my c: drive so I can reload windows xp. How do I go abot this? Thanks.
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    pop in the XP CD

    reboot & follow the instructions
     
  3. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    insert Windows 98/ME Bootdisk..restart computer...select "without CD-ROM..." When it says just "A:\" write: Format C: and answer yes (Y) on the question.
     
  4. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Use a high-powered magnet? :D
     
  5. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    If you use the XP cd, go into the bios, set it to boot from the CD and then follow instructions. You can format in either FAT32 or NTFS.

    If you are doing it from a boot disk, make sure you have the bios set to boot from the A: drive and then once in A: type... format c: /u There is a space between c: and /u and you can only format in FAT32.

    This will do a check of you HDD and a complete and thorough format. Once that is done, you will need to go back into the bios and change it to boot from the CD.
     
  6. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

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    yeah make sure you boot from your CD-ROM drive first or it will not boot from your xp disk :)
     
  7. SickBoi

    SickBoi Kicker of Elves

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    tape degausers work nicely haha
     
  8. krimson

    krimson Guest

    Thanks to all for the help, except the magnet guy!
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yeah magnet guy. You're poles apart. :eek: