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formatting c drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Johhny, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. Johhny

    Johhny Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2003
    I need to format my c drive, how do i get to the c prompt, without using windows?

    When I try to do it using windows, it tells me about closing down the volume.

    Bottom line is I need to get to "C" promt without using windows.
  2. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001
    hi johnny,welcome to T.S.G.
    you cant format c from within windows.........as youve found out:)
    win 2k and xp are bootable .....all you need to do is set bios to boot from your cd drive, put your cd in and re-boot.
    after the drive loadup you will get to th 1st blue screen,choose "repair"......at the next blue screen choose "re-install".....windows will format the drive and re-install a fresh copy of the operating system.

    good luck;)
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