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Want to FORMAT hard disk with PEN DRIVE

I am using xp, I want to format hard disk with pen drive ,how is it possible because my cd/dvd drive is not working.........PLEASE SUGGEST.thanks

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You need to copy an operating system installer to your pen drive...

like for example you want xp or xp sp2, xp sp3, vista, r window 7..

you need it's installer cd and copy it to your pen drive...

if you want you can try searching for sites that you can download an installer..then save it to your pen drive...make sure you will copy the right application with bootable exe...so that you can format it your boot menu..

try this site it looks like reliable.. but i never tried downloading xp installer before that's why i don't know the circumstances that may happen...

i know it is about 2G + in size that's why i'm advicing you to buy a new one or if you have one just copy it to your pen drive through other computer with cd drive..

i hope i've helped you on this matter..

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How to reformat pc hard drive?


Very simple, first take backup of all your Data on a Separate Hard Drive or CD, DVD, BluRay or Pen Drive etc. Afterwards, use your Operating System disk (that you're going to use after formatting), as you insert Operating System CD/DVD in your CD/DVD Drive, you'll get options out of which one would be suggesting you to format your Hard Disk, In Format Options, you'll get two sub options or even more, better and safe to choose default option (On which the cursor automatically sets before you choose, but if uncomfortable, call your Computer Service Center). As you hit that option, you'll find your Hard Drive getting formatted and after that, your computer will prompt you with Operating System Installation options.

And if you're about to format a Hard Drive, but not to setup an Operating System on it, even easier: After Backup of your data on that Hard Drive, just right click its icon and choose Format and you'll be able to do so after a few options.

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How to Install Windows 7 from USB Flash Drive


what if you don’t have DVD-ROM and you are running Windows XP, you might have guessed in this case we can’t install windows 7. Since Windows 7 ISO size is around 2.24 GB so its obvious that you will need to burn windows 7 iso on DVD and another issue is you can’t start windows 7 installation by mounting ISO file on windows XP as Windows XP upgrade to windows 7 is not allowed. In such situation installing windows 7 from USB pen drive is feasible solution.
Here is small guide on how to install windows 7 from USB flash drive or USB pen Drive for Windows XP users.
How to Install Windows 7 from USB Flash Drive Requirement:
USB Pen Drive (Min 4 GB)
Windows 7 ISO (32 bit or 64 bit)

MBRwiz Download and Extract it on your hard drive (Diskpart utility for Windows XP doesn’t detect USB drive as Disk hence we need to use this free utility to make bootable USB drive).
1. Connect your USB Flash Drive to your computer Format USB drive
2. To Format USB Flash Drive Go to My Computer -> Right click on USB drive and select Format from context menu.
3. Now go to Start Menu->run->cmd (Open Command Prompt) and Type following command
convert i: /fs:ntfs (Where “I” is your USB drive latter)

4. Mount Windows 7 iso as drive (You can use Freeware MagicDisc download from here).
5. Type Start->run->cmd
Now dir to directory where you have extracted MBRWiz and run following commands

mbrwiz /list (note down disk number of your USB Pen drive)
mbrwiz /disk=X /active=X (X is Disk Number of your USB Drive)
exit
6. Now open another command window and type following command
J: (Drive letter of Windows 7 iso mounted with demon tool)
CD boot
bootsect /nt60 Y: (Y is drive latter of your USB drive )

7. Now copy all files from drive where you have mount Windows 7 iso
8. Now reboot your computer and press F9 to get your BIOS screen and select USB drive as your boot drive.
9. If every thing goes fine, Your Windows 7 Installation should start from your USB drive.

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I cnt open my pen drive..it's showing insert disk..it is a cruzer blade 16gb pen drive..and I have a windows XP..


Windows XP should be able to automatically detect and install it. Try using it on another computer that has either Windows XP, Vista , or Windows 7 on it. If it doesn't automatically detect and install it on that one then the flashdrive is dead.

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How to format my kingston128gb on window xp


Plug it in the USB, wait to be detected - an icon will appear in the notification area, open My Computer, Right click on it - it's the removable media entry, select format, select NTFS.

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FORMAT hard disk with PEN DRIVE


Hi,

First you need to have the system files to format the harddrive and the process is to simply right click the pen drive and say Format . An option pops up select copy system files and format.then boot the system and it boots via pen drive type in the prompt Format c: /s/Q the disk will get formated.
Regards.

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I have hp 520 leptop my cd rom is not working and my win xp is currept then i wants install the win xp with bootable pandrive but how make the tha pandrive is bootable-


You have problems.

It is possible to to use a Pen Drive/ Flash drive to load windows XP, but the process is never 100% reliable. You need to have the actual equivalent of the XP system disk, or boot disk, on your pen drive. Even then your system may not recognise the pen drive as a system disk. It works for some but not not for others. If you have your original XP disks, try loading it on the pen drive via another PC. It works best if the pen drive is formatted to NTFS, but may still work on FAT32 format. 2Gb pen is a general good size. Trial and error.

There is reportedly an XP Lite version that is more suited to this, but I am not clear on the details or legalities..

Your only real sensible option is to replace the CDROM. You may wish to upgrade to DVDRAM Drive for a few cents more.

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How to format and install a OS into the HARD DISK using a PEN DRIVE ......


nope..that is a complete compatibility challenge of the first order..

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How to format a pen drive?


I know about this problem and the solution.

First, you should know your pen drive is infected with a virus. You can't usually repair it, you'lll just have to format it, and I'm getting to that.

Now, Before you format the pen drive, you might want to preserve some files in the drive?

Instead of trying to view the pen drive by double clicking or right click=>open TYPE the ASSOCIATED DRIVE LETTER at the RUN DIALOG BOX (start=>run)

Eg:
If your pen drive is assigned to drive E:
Start=>Run
Type "E:" (without quotes) and hit enter.
It should open.

Now you will probably see some weired .exe file, probably named fun.exe. That's the virus. You just cant delete it. BUT you can copy the rest of the imprtant files to your hard drive.

TO FORMAT
Start=>Run
type "cmd" (without qoutes) and hit enter
type "format/x E:" (without qoutes and mind your spellings and spacing. REPLACE "E:" with the associated drive letter of the pen drive)
Hit enter.

Hope my info fixes your problem,
Thanx for using fixya.

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