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bizziebill

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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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