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#1 zahedkhan


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 02:10 PM


i am trying to format my c drive , as i am no more hav access to my windows ,

when i type format c: /q in the dos commad it gives format not supported ,

plz help

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#2 kNotZ


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:26 PM

To format a drive:

You must not have an operating system that is being used contained within the drive.

I believe that is your problem. Therefore, without your WindowsXP disk, you may not format a drive while running the operating system. It is best to go buy WindowsXP or borrow a friends CD, and use the CD to boot. (Insert CD -> Restart Computer -> Select[Boot From CD"If not done automatically"] -> Follow Setup Instructions)

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:59 AM

If you have access to a CD burner you can download and burn a image of Digital Dolly to CD. It will Wipe, format, and manage you hard drive. It is about a 50Mb download.

You can also use Ultimate Boot CD. Or a plan old boot disk from http://www.bootdisk.com
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#4 zahedkhan

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:24 AM

i hav tried with xp n 98 also , but once i reboot my system with xp or 98 cd i get back to the original operating system where i end up , and it ask me to place cd of win2k pro.

i am confused

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:58 AM

Do you have a Windows 2000 pro installation cd?

Edited by Enthusiast, 11 August 2006 - 06:58 AM.

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