Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:23 PM
i realize this is most likely a stupid question, but i wanted to check. i want to reformat my harddrive due to a few small errors that i've been trying to fix for a few days now. i tried reformating my drive through ms-dos, but it asks for a "volume name" and i wasn't sure what that is. i also wanted to check into zeroing out my drive, if i do so, will i still be able to boot from the cd drive to re-install windows? i'm running windows xp right now. i've read a few things that said you don't have to reformat in ms-dos, you can just boot up with the xp disc, does it still work the same or does that leave some data behind. i was given this computer a few years back, and i think there might be some corrupt programs lingering that i want to get rid of. any advice would be a great help!!