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#1 8-bit

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:57 PM

I just wondered what the point of this Windows feature was when you can simply type FORMAT C: at the prompt for the say effect?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:55 PM

That was with Windows 98 and Me
XP does not use DOS. You reformat by entering the BIOS and change the boot order to have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device
Then you just insert the XP CD and off you go
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#3 8-bit

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:33 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I was reading about the XP feature "Automated System Recovery", I just didnt understand the point of it when it simply formats your drive. Surely I've miss read and there it more to it than that??

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:47 PM

I do not believe that Automated System Recovery formats the drive. Read this article from Microsoft for more information as to what that feature is about...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818903

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:47 PM

Ah I see, thanks for the info

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:29 AM

You are very welcome :thumbsup:




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