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Drew R

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i'm using Hirens bootcd and i've formatted with it before, a few hours ago a storm knocked out the power and my computer won't start up because something is missing/corrupt & i don't have the windows disc to repair

i need to format and install a different OS, but when i boot up with hirens bootcd and go to the C: drive then type "format c:" it gives me this error:

"Cannot format a network drive"

of all things i didn't think i would have trouble formatting the computer, hah. if anyone knows how i can format my computer, please let me know.

thank you very much
 

DoubleHelix

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If the drive is using NTFS, you can't format it using DOS. You can format a hard drive through the operating system installation process.
 

Drew R

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well i want to install ubuntu, and i don't have windows XP discs.

what now?
 

~Candy~

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Hiren's has illegally obtained software on their disks. You need to use your Windows cd. If you're trying to install a version of ubuntu, from my understanding that disk should be bootable.
Closing thread.
 

JohnWill

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Ubuntu is indeed bootable, I've installed several versions.
 
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