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How do I format my NTSF C: drive with xp

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by sketchy, 28 Jan 2006.

  1. sketchy

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    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

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    Hi everyone. Title kind of says it all. Cant do it from within windows, windows wont let me make a startup disk, windows help no help. Hope one of you can help.
     
  2. VaderDSL

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Manchester

    you could boot into recovery mode and format from in there? or get yuorself a win98 boot disk (download one) and simply format it in dos that way perhaps?
     
  3. sketchy

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    I tried that but no joy unless i am doing somthing wrong. when i boot to a 98 startup disk it does not see the hard drive. and in recoverymode it says drive is active.
     
  4. darreny

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 2,783

    turn on your pc with your xp disc already in the drive
     
  5. sketchy

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    Cool Thanks