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simonlavington
how do i format my pc
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    fungus-among-us

    Use an operating system CD (if booting from the CD) or Startup disk if using the floppy drive.
    If you're using an Operating system disc, you will have tthe option to partition and format. If you are using a DOS based disk, after the OS has been loaded, the dos command is: format C:

    Just out of curiosity, why are you formatting your HD? What operating system are you planning on installing?

    Good Luck

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    Kiltie

    If you have to ask such a simple question, then it prompts us to say:

    Formatting loses EVEYTHING on the drive (not precisely true, but accurate enough for but the better of the experts).

    You lose your Operating System, all the data on the drive, all your programs.

    In short, you have to start all over again from nothing, so be very careful that this is what you want to do.

    From a 98 system, create a start up disk, (Control Panel/Add Remove programs) or download floppy or CD versions of it (I have links if you want them)

    With XP, the setup CD allows you to formay drives, or again download an Ultimate Boot CD, for utilities that will do that, there are many other ways and means of formatting a drive.

    BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE SURE YOU WANT TO DO THAT.

    How about posting back, and explaining why?

    It could be that we may have another solution to a problem you have, as a FORMAT is a drastic method, and normally used as a last resort choice.

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    fungus-among-us

    Use an operating system CD (if booting from the CD) or Startup disk if using the floppy drive.
    If you're using an Operating system disc, you will have tthe option to partition and format. If you are using a DOS based disk, after the OS has been loaded, the dos command is: format C:

    Just out of curiosity, why are you formatting your HD? What operating system are you planning on installing?

    Good Luck

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    Kiltie

    If you have to ask such a simple question, then it prompts us to say:

    Formatting loses EVEYTHING on the drive (not precisely true, but accurate enough for but the better of the experts).

    You lose your Operating System, all the data on the drive, all your programs.

    In short, you have to start all over again from nothing, so be very careful that this is what you want to do.

    From a 98 system, create a start up disk, (Control Panel/Add Remove programs) or download floppy or CD versions of it (I have links if you want them)

    With XP, the setup CD allows you to formay drives, or again download an Ultimate Boot CD, for utilities that will do that, there are many other ways and means of formatting a drive.

    BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE SURE YOU WANT TO DO THAT.

    How about posting back, and explaining why?

    It could be that we may have another solution to a problem you have, as a FORMAT is a drastic method, and normally used as a last resort choice.