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By elliot_b85 ·
How can I format my hard drive with windows xp without using a system utility disk, I have a toshiba satellite.

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by chubbsthetech In reply to fdisk xp

without a utility disk (fdisk, delpart, etc...) your options are a little limited. You can use a third party software (acronis partition expert) to delete any partitions. You could also just reinstall the operating system that you plan on using, and during its installation, it will format the drive...hope this helps!

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by chubbsthetech In reply to fdisk xp

without a utility disk (fdisk, delpart, etc...) your options are a little limited. You can use a third party software (acronis partition expert) to delete any partitions. You could also just reinstall the operating system that you plan on using, and during its installation, it will format the drive...hope this helps!

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by chubbsthetech In reply to fdisk xp

without a utility disk (fdisk, delpart, etc...) your options are a little limited. You can use a third party software (acronis partition expert) to delete any partitions. You could also just reinstall the operating system that you plan on using, and during its installation, it will format the drive...hope this helps!

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by TheChas In reply to fdisk xp

2 ways:

Create or find a W98 or Me startup floppy.

Boot from the floppy and run fdisk

If the drive was formatted as a NTFS volume, you will need to delete the non-DOS partition.

Keep in mind that the default version of fdisk for W98 or Me is limited to drives smaller than 64GB.
You can download a newer version from Microsoft that will handle drives up to 137GB.

Or, boot from the XP CD.

Select the option to install XP.

Choose to select options yourself.

At the prompt for what folder to install XP to, you have an option to delete and create partitions, and format drives.

Chas

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by BorgInva In reply to fdisk xp

You can do this:
1 Boot off the XP CD and reload. Should give you optiond to format or quick format using NTFS.
If you can not boot off the C
Boot into DOS by hitting F8 like crazy (into Command Prompt) as soon as the PC boots, or use a DOS boot disk.
Go to you CD drive directory.
Go into the i386 directory.
Execute the winnt.exe file.
Do the same step as above as if the PC booted off CD.

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