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Re-format laptop hard drive

Thanks for your answer re formatting hard drive on my laptop.
It does not work because I don't have the original xp cd , I have another one which won't run because it tells me that the version on my computer is newer than the CD
I tried booting from the Cd but that did not work either
any other suggestions?

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Hi, If you REALLY need to FORMAT your Hard Drive, that is...SCOUR out ALL THE DATA on it, then get a CD disk with Win 98 FDISK on it. It can be downloaded by a friend who can BURN it for you. Go into STARTUP by hitting appropriate "F" key, (experiment here...), then tell the BIOS to start up in CD drive..
Save setting, restart, at the C:>: prompt, type "FORMAT C:", & telll it to go... Hang onto your hat, your Hard Drive is being SCOURED CLEAN & prepared for new data to be installed... Dugal

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