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How to format a hard drive w/o a floppy drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stapptexas, Jan 11, 2004.

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  1. stapptexas

    stapptexas Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have a laptop with a partition HD. I want to re-format the entire drive and delete the partition. The problem I have is that I do NOT have a floppy drive and only have a CD Rom drive.

    I can find figure out how to reformat with out a floppy drive to boot from.

    Please help me!!!!

    Running XP now and want to re-install it after.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Simply boot from the XP CD. It should do the lot.
    XP does not usually use a boot floppy.
  3. zephyr


    Nov 5, 2003
    You should be able to boot the XP CD as kiwiguy has indicated and you'll find it has all the tools necessary for the partitioning, formatting and reinstalling XP.

    XP Install Info.

    Good luck.
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