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Reformatting hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JubleTroop, Dec 2, 2001.

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  1. JubleTroop

    JubleTroop Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am a new member and need your help !
    I have Win 2000 Pro and XP Pro installed on my PC, due to problems trying to uninstall AOL, i now need to reformat my hard drive. Could anyone give me a step by step walkthrough on how to do this please?? Many Thanks.
     
  2. casper03

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    if you mean reformat the whole drive:

    just restart comp then go into dos and choose to start comp
    with cd-rom support.

    then go to command promt and type---- format c:

    it will give you the standard warning ex: you are bout to bla bla


    just confirm yes. it will then do the usual reformatting of the drive
    then return to command prompt A:\

    type E:\ the prompt will then turn to an E:\

    then type setup and it should start the setup from the cd rom
     
  3. brianF

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    If you boot off of your windows disk, choose install, you should have the option to reformat and reinstall
     
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