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Why are you trying to reformat the drive ? The entire operating system and all files will be destroyed if you do this. To reformat the drive requires an external program on a disk that would allow you to reinstall windows from scratch. Most Bios chips can do a reformat but accessing these low level programs is for pros only and varies widely from machine to machine. Unless you have a nasty Trojan, virus or worm that can't be removed any other way I would not do this. You will need a working copy of a boot disk to get the machine up and running after the reformat. Then you can reinstall the Operating System. If you had been successful in your reformat you would have found yourself with a DEAD MACHINE unless you had a boot disk ready.
sorrry with out the cd u can not able to formate if u wana try
its ur bust of luck it will be done via usb boot
it need to create a bootable pendrive that to u have to create it
for more breif how to make a bootable drive with ur minimum 2gb pendrive just reply e i can guide u
I would not assume that the drive is corrupted by a virus. Viruses generally don't cause the machine to not be able to find the hard drive (they can...it's just not very common). If your BIOS supports a hard drive diagnostic I would first use that to check that the BIOS is seeing the drive, and that the drive doesn't have errors (as you don't have to get into the operating system). However, if you decide to reformat you can try it, but if the drive is having physical problems the install probably will not execute.
If the machine says it cannot access the hard drive, and the BIOS cannot see the drive, it is highly likely not a virus but a failed hard drive and you won't be able to reformat.
Yes it is possible but it may not fully remove the virus, it depends upon the type of virus infection.
If you have not installed a virus protection program, then this makes your task more difficult.
I would try a WEB base virus removal program first, provided you can connect to the Internet. Try these WEB base virus links first and if successful then install a virus program.
WEB-based Virus Scan
Trend Micro housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com symantec - Norton Security Scan http://security.symantec.com
If all fails then you need to format your hard disk and install Windows again together with the computer's device drivers and your programs.
To format your hard drive, insert the installation DVD(Vista) and go
through the options until you get to choose which partition to install Vista on
and just click the button at the bottom that says "Format".
sounds like you've got a virus corrupting the c:drive. You may have to reformat the whole hard drive, if C:is the boot drive reguardless whether the D: drive works or not you will ahve to reformat the boot drive to run the computer.
You might have to reformat the drive sounds like you got a virus in your boot sector on the hard drive. I hope you backed up everything you needed. when ya get it running again get an external drive and make regular backups of your stuff.Where did it move the files to ? you should have a backup of your system on your harddrive that came with the machine when you bought it ,try to reformat with this sector of the hard drive its called d: backup