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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

    Dec 2, 2001
    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


    Nov 25, 2001
    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


    Dec 2, 1999
    If you boot off of your windows disk, choose install, you should have the option to reformat and reinstall
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