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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bizziebill, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. bizziebill

    bizziebill Thread Starter

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    How do you format a hard drive that doesn't have a 3 1/2 floppy.
    Just installed a hard drive, has Win XP Home on it.
     
  2. techy689

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    wat r u talkin about? what floppy?
     
  3. Billy the Adult

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    If you just installed a new drive that has XP on it what are you wanting to format? Windows XP doesn't boot from a floppy.. You will need to go ito your BIOS and set the pc to boot from the CD drive first. Then if you want to format and re-install XP follow the prompts.
     
  4. bizziebill

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    I pulled the drive out of my Compaq & installed it in a new case w/motherboard. Had to format it to install the new windows OS.
    Its working great, thanks for the tips.
     
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