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    Last edited by drxploder; 05-05-2014 at 07:37 AM.
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    U dont need any format software.... what are u trying to do? what os?

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    I want to format and reinstall windows. Windows hasn't worked since I put in my new motherboard, ram, and cpu.
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    All you need to do is get a boot disk, and while in the DOS prompt type format c:

    c beeing whatever the drive letter really is

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    I dont know. But if youve got TWO HD, one will be C:, and the other will be D: As the ordering in DOS goes

    A:, B: are floppy drives

    C: - Z: Is HD, CD Drives Like this

    C: HD
    D: HD
    E: CD-RW
    F: DVD-ROM


    It may not be exactly like that, but thats the order theyre lettered in, Hardrvies, then CD drives.

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    the primary is partitioned into three parts
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    I see!, Then the primary would be like this

    C: Partiton1
    D: PArtition2
    E: Partition3

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    All you need to do is get a boot disk, and while in the DOS prompt type format c:

    c beeing whatever the drive letter really is
    that will format a drive in fat32 and if he is using winXP or 2k he would be better off formatting in NTFS

    You can simply use your windows CD to format the drive you want to instal it on and if you are using windows XP you can try to repair the install when you boot off the CD to avaoid formating

    it sounds like you moved your HDD from old hardware to new and that is never a good idea if you don't plan to format and reinstall windws

    try to repair it if you have data you don't want to lose..otherwise boot off the CD and format it from there
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    that will format a drive in fat32 and if he is using winXP or 2k he would be better off formatting in NTFS
    Hes using 98, hes got a few other threads about different probelms is how i know that

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    ah, now that does make things a bit easier

    then get your win98 bootdisk out or download one from bootdisk.com

    if you're not sure which partion windows is installed on, just check the main directories

    from the command prompt type 'C:' and enter then type 'dir' and enter...you should see your main windows directories there...if you do then that is your partition to format

    then just do as amd_man2003 said and type 'format c:\' or just let the CD do it
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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