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I don''t know if this is the right forum but... I have a problem. I want to format my Hard Disk (C. I have created Startup disk (on floppy) and then I restarted my computer in MS-DOS booting that floppy. Then, I typed "C:" and and I opened "C:\>" in my MS-DOS. Then I typed "format c:" but i got this message: "Bad command or file name". I tried it more times but nothing. I have Win XP-Pro. Please help me to solve this problem. Thx! Nebo

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you need to find format.com (should be in C:/windows/system32 and copy that to your boot floppy. when you boot, no need to go to your c drive just type thusly:

A:\>format C:

(i.e. just type "format C:" )

-me

[edited by - Palidine on January 23, 2004 7:06:56 PM]

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I copyed Format.com on my floppy disk but when I try to run it in MS-DOS i got this message: "This programm could not be run in DOS mode". What''s the problem?

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quote:
Original post by vnebojsa
I copyed Format.com on my floppy disk but when I try to run it in MS-DOS i got this message: "This programm could not be run in DOS mode". What''s the problem?


format.com is a windows console not a dos program. they are just similar. again not while in ure c drive type format C: or fdisk C:

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Just create a boot-disk then use FDISK to delete ur partition, then run your windows setup program which will format the disk for you

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Just boot from your xp cdrom and select remove the partition




[edited by - unfinished on January 24, 2004 8:15:10 AM]

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quote:
Original post by vnebojsa
Can you tell me how to create a boot disk?
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

What do you want to do once you have formatted the drive though? If you just want to reinstall Windows then just stick the CD in the drive and reboot, the installer can do that for you. If you want to install Linux or something then let that handle it.


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