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Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cuttlefish, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..

    Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????

    I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.

    I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.

    I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.

    So how can I format this C Drive when

    Any help much appreciated ....................................:eek:
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    If it won't boot from a known bootable disk then the drive might be bad.
     
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