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Format windows xp, skips CD-Rom after changing in the bios.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by musiclover, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. musiclover

    musiclover Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2003
    Hey all,
    I am trying to completely format my hard drive and reinstall windows xp on my system. The xp disk I have is the system restore disk that came with my computer. For some reason when I try to boot from this disk, it reads the drive, but then skips past and goes to the kard drive before allowing me to enter into fdisk. EVen after changing the bios to read cdrom first. Is there another way to enter into fdisk and format my kard drive. I have the six Xp 3.5 inch disks to use one the drive is formatted. Please help!!
  2. Rache

    Rache Banned

    Sep 30, 2002
  3. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

    Mar 30, 2002
    Well there really isn't an Fdisk in XP. Go to the maker of you HD's site and download their disk utility. Then either 'zero' the drive or do a low level format. See if the utility will format NTFS.

    You could try PowerMax , I've found it to work well on all drives.
  4. unixguy


    May 24, 2003
    PartitionMagic is an excellent product for examining, testing, resizing and/or formatting partitions or entire hard drives. It will do FAT32, NTFS (as well as HPFS, LINUX and many other formats).
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