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My whole systems has gone mad so I would simply like to format and re-install everything.
Q) How do I format my C:/ drive while using windows xp.
Windows 98 was so simple!
Thank you!!! ;)
Q) How do I format my C:/ drive while using windows xp.You can't. It won't allow you to format the drive it's being run from. You need to get a bootable disk (WinXP install disk will do fine; go into recovery mode and just "format c:").
I know this is going to sound stupid but how to I get into recovery mode?
Boot up the installation disk, then at a point in the loading it'll say "Press R to enter recovery mode" or words to that effect.
Press R. :)
I still need help with this guys… I’m using Windows XP professional.
I’ve been trying all kinds of things but to no avail. I reboot and hold the f8 key and so on but it doesn’t want to format.
If you know how to format drive c: while using Win XP Pro please help me out.
A step by step for dummies would be good!
06-07-2006, 08:07 AM
Did you use the CD?
1) Make sure you can boot from CD.
2) Insert CD.
4) Wait for the prompt.
5) Press R.
6) Wait for the prompt.
7) Type "format C:"
8) Press enter.
Hey thanks guys... As it turned out I got the guy who sold me the computer to format it for us. I had tried everthing but I didn't have a boot disk so I couldn't do it.
Just wanted to let you know that I appreciated your help!
Sure is nice to have this computer working again. :)
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