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Hard drive how do i format my harddrive?

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if You dont Get the Hard disk Selection option's when you install from a disk ... YOu will have to either install the sata raid drivers or else you will have to change the sata support in bios to native or compatiblilty mode ...

then you willl be able to format the drive. ..

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You need to use a Windows install disk, or the computer recovery disk.

At startup of new windows installation, chose new installation and then chose the option Format hard drive.

Note: the windows install disk must be bootable, Upgrade install disk (non bootable) does not have the format option.

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Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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