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Let the install disc for Windows or whatever OS you want to install reformat the drive. When asked, just delete the partition and then recreate it (everything will be gone). Otherwise you need to use a Startup disc.

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How ca i format the pc


Try running the check disk utility instead of reformatting and reloading everything.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
If all fails and you want to reformat as your say, just reinstall windows, it will reformat and delete everything for you.

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Not this computer but i have a laptop its running in dos mode how do i fix it?


Reformat your PC using an installation CD if you have on. Just follow the steps and youll have a new operating system. Note that you will prompted to reformat the drive to where you will install your OS. Be sure to backup all your files first by mounting your current drive to a different PC.
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My pendrive cant formate if i go for delet it shows specific path is not there


  • 1.Plug your flash drive into your computer's USB port.

  • 2.Click "My Computer" on the desktop to find out the letter of the drive you wish to reformat. For a flash drive, it should be removable disk F:, but check to make sure.
  • 3.Navigate to "Start," then "Run."
  • 4.In the Run window, type "cmd," which will bring up your MS-DOS window.
  • 5.In the MS-DOS window, type "Format F:/fs:FAT32." If your drive is designated with another letter, replace F: with that letter. Change FAT32 to NTFS if reformatting a drive larger than 10GB.
  • 6.Hit "Enter" three times, and you will have reformatted your drive

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    Why cant i add files or remove from my transcend mp3 player?? computer is hanging if i connect it. and.. it is not getting formatted. files present are not displayed in the player.


    It has a virus, could be, try reformatting the mp3 in dos, or better yet windows 98, simply the file system of you mp3 player is corrupted. after reformatting it in DOS mode, you can now reformat it in windows and then load songs.

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    I have it almost installed but before i can play the game my screen changes resloution and magnifies my windows then i get an alert box telling me that the organ trail game cant be installed then it closes...


    Ahh i see.... Starting with windows 2000/XP. Windows no longer supports DOS... Im kinda sad about that myself D= but it doesnt end there for you my friend. Organ trail is a great game.

    My tip is for you to get a program called DOS box from source forge. Simple google DOS BOX. Install the program and run the program from within dosbox. If you dont know how to run dos box simply drag the EXE you are trying to run into the window. Give it a try and it will work trust me. GL in the game....

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    My laptop was corrupted. what will I do? I cannot open it...DO I have to reformat it?


    1. If you have OS, XP, or Vista you have to insert it and try to click repair. See it heals. If it doesn't you have 50/50 chance of retrieving files in your laptop.
    2. If it can't be opened. try to run DOS and reformat drive. second option is insert OS for reformat.


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    Dos mode


    to reformat, you have to boot from another source like a CD. you can't reformat a drive while it's being used, so get yourself an operating system disc and you can reformat/reinstall.

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    Error : loading operating system


    plz try to boot in safe mode run check disk and then boot normally, if the problem arises then try by repairing the operating system. plz post your findings

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    if the program requires windows that means it was design to work with windows and not with DOS.. you may want to get an old version of the program that will actually run under DOS.. usually you may be able to do the opposite which is to run DOS program on windows.

    if possible try to get a DOS version of the program you are trying to run, or better.. upgrade your operating sytem so you can run your program and possibly other DOS programs.

    post the program you are looking to download and confirm what operation system you're running and I'll try to look for it with you.

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