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How do I format a hard drive?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by comprun, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. comprun

    comprun Guest

    I have 2 hardrives i only want to format 1 of them how would i go about doing that? Also after i format it like wat do i do so i can install windows xp

    thanks all who anser
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what operating system are you running now. also which drive to be format, master or slave & which 1 is getting xp presumably master
     
  3. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    You can boot off a Windows emergency startup disc which will put you in dos mode. Then type in format c: and it will tell you that all info will be erased and ask if you want to continue. Once format is complete just insert the XP CD to install. Before you do all this make sure you check that bios is set for boot from CD.

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