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There is more than one way to format a Hard Drive, but here is just one: With a Windows XP CD ROM, boot to the CD (You might have to change the "Boot Order" in your BIOS if you don't get the screen "Press any key to boot to this CD...." on cold boot/reboot with the CD in the CD tray). After booting to the CD, it will start checking your system and installing files and then eventually take you to a Installation/Partition screen, you'll be able to delete and re create partitions and Format your hard drive after re partitioning. Also choose "NTFS normal" and not "NTFS Quick" if you want a thorough formatting of your hard drive to occur.
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What do you want to format your hard drive so you can install a fresh windows install? if so you need to go into your bios and set the computer to boot from cd rom and then you can boot from your windows cd an format your computer from there

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How to format computer


Need to learn how to format your computer? Formatting a drive prepares the surface of the disk to store new data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to employers. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.
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Help me!. How to format computer?


Restart computer, tap F8, load computer in safemode with command prompt, type c:/format c:
(were c: is type name of disk partition to be formated)
press enter.
computer will restart and format.

This can also be done using the windows system disk, from the advanced repair tools menu

Boot the computer from the system disk to format this way

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How do you set up an external hard drive?


Turn your computer on and plug the external hard drive into the computer.


Open "Computer Management" by clicking "Start," "Control Panel," "System and Security," "Administrative Tools" and "Computer Management."

Click "Disk Management" in the left pane under "Storage."


Locate your external drive from the list of hard drives connected or installed on your computer.

Right-click the drive and select "Format."


Select a file format from the drop-down menu. Choose "NTFS" if you will be using the external hard drive with a computer that uses Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.


If you will be using the hard drive with an older version of Windows, select "FAT32."

This is a much less common format.


Click "OK" twice and your external drive is formatted. Once the drive is formatted, it is properly set up to be used with your computer.


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How to format memory stick Sandisk


Attach scansick memory stick to your computer
Double click on my computer
find your memory stick drive.
right click on the Memory Stick (MS) icon
choose format
click on quick format
click on start
click ok on warning appear

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How do I format this hard drive to a FAT32 hard drive?


Go to My Computer, right click on the drive, go to format. select fat32 on the type list. Remember that this will delete all of the files on the Hard Drive.

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How can I format my c drive?


you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to

cmos to restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

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Sd card format software


Start up a computer with Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Insert the SD card into an external memory card reader or into the computer's built in card reader. If it the first time a SD card has been inserted into the computer, Windows will recognize the SD card and automatically install drivers to read the memory card.

Go to the computer view by clicking on the windows start menu icon in the bottom right corner of the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista click "Computer". In Windows XP click "My Computer"

Right click on the SD drive under the computer heading. A dialog box with different options for the drive will appear. Click on "Format" to bring up the formatting dialog box.

Select the type of formatting (also known as file system format). In Windows XP or Vista there are several choices including FAT, FAT 32, and NTFS. In Windows 7 there is an added choice called exFAT formatting. This is an improved FAT formatting type with improved meta data capabilities. Choose the formatting type, name if the drive if desired, check or uncheck the "quick format" option, and press the "Start" button. When the SD card format is complete Windows will provide a notification.



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Want to know how to format a computer hard drive? Need to learn how to format your computer and start with a clean slate? Formatting a disk prepares the surface of the drive to accept and store data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.
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How do I format the mini sd card for my at&T LG Xenon Gx500


You can format your sd card through card reader to attach the computer by format command or you can also format the card through format command in dos.

C:\> format :drive name

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FORMAT


Well, all I can tell you is FORMAT IT! There should be something in your camera's settings that says format card. If there isn't something in the settings you need to format it by computer. To format it by computer, plug the card in, find it in My Computer and right-click on it. click Format... When the window opens, make sure it will format the card in the needed for the camera. If you don't know, try Fat32. UNCHECK THE QUICK FORMAT BOX! Formatting is formatting, no matter what. Why rush through it and possibly have errors in the future? Now, click format and just wait, this my take a few minutes. When it's done, safely remove the card and put it in your camera. if it didn't work, your gonna have to plug it into your computer and do it all over but instead of Fat32, try NTFS or if your computer has it, fat. I HIGHLY reccommend that you do not do it by computer though. only through your camera. I am 99.999% sure your camera has something in the settings for it. Why yell at you to format it if it won't even give you the appropriate means of doing it?

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