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Hmmmm i tried that an its still doin the same thing is there anyway that i can format my pc without having to get a disk or anything?

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You will need a disk to reinstall windows if you format.

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my72corvette ..nice car btw..ive had two myself (70 & 74)

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Sorry i don'tknow formatting without the disk...If u have any operatin system bootable CD insert it and do format...

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From these choose format using FAT32. Thats all it will be formatted.. Afterwards you can use a tool like Partition Magic to resize and create more drives on the HDD.

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