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I do not know what you want to format so i am giving the option
if you have windows dell DVD then you can use to boot the system. press f12 button and choose your dvd option to boot the DVD, then you can fallow wizard to install new OS and format the primary partition.

if u using windows and want to format other HDD then right click on hdd which you want to format & then choose format.

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You can restore the original factory image using PS Restore
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3705089-restore_dell_system_original
Otherwise, you boot to the Windows Media, and install the operating system then drivers from either the resource CD or download them from support.dell.com

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Format hard drive


Hi
To "format C" means to format the the C drive, or the primary partition that Windows or your other operating system is installed on. When you format C, you erase the operating system and other information on the C drive.
However, it's not a straightforward process to format C. You can't format the C drive like you can format another drive in Windows because you're within Windows when you perform the format. To format C from within Windows would be like lifting a chair in the air while sitting on it - you can't do it.
The solution is to format C from outside of Windows, meaning you need a way to format a drive from somewhere other than your Windows installation. The easiest way to do this is to boot to an operating system (with formatting abilities) from a CD/DVD/BD drive, flash drive, or floppy drive.
This might all sound very complicated but it's actually quite easy to format C. Below are 5 completely free ways to format your C drive:
Note: If you're trying to format your C drive because you want to replace or reinstall Windows, you do not need to format C ahead of time. Formatting is done automatically during the Windows installation. Skip this article entirely and instead see How To Clean Install Windows.
Important: Formatting your C drive does not permanently erase the data on the drive. If you want to completely erase the information on the C drive, see Option 5 below, Wipe the Drive Clean With Data Destruction Software.
1. Format C From a Windows Setup Disc
The easiest way to format C is by completing part of a Windows installation. It's not easiest as far as number of steps goes, but since most of us have a Windows Setup DVD lying around, we have easy access to a means to format drives outside of Windows.
Important: You can only format C this way using a Windows 7 Setup disc or a Windows Vista Setup disc.
However, it doesn't at all matter what Windows operating system is on your C drive, including Windows XP. The only requirement is the disc you use to format C - either a Windows 7 or a Windows Vista Setup DVD. Feel free to borrow a friend's disc if you'd like to try this method but you only have Windows XP... or some other operating system.
2. Format C From a System Repair Disc
If you don't have access to a Windows Setup DVD, but you do still have access to a working copy of Windows 7, you can create a System Repair Disc and then boot to that disc and format C from there.
You can only format C using a System Repair Disc if you have access to Windows 7 to create the System Repair Disc. If you don't have access to Windows 7, find someone who does and create the repair disc from their computer.
Note: A System Repair Disc created from Windows 7 can format a C drive that has any Windows operating system on it, including Windows XP or Windows Vista.
3. Format C From Recovery Console
If you have a Windows XP Setup CD, you can format C from the Recovery Console.
The biggest caveat here is that you must also have Windows XP installed on your C drive. However, if you don't have access to Windows 7 or Windows Vista, this option may be your best to format C.
This Recovery Console method to format C also applies to Windows 2000. Recovery Console does not exist in Windows Vista or later, nor does it exist in Windows ME, Windows 98, or earlier.

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I am trying to format sony vaio pcg-c1mrx in command prompt but i dont know what the command to enter. please help me how to do this. thanks!


try these

FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/F:size] [/B ' /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors] [/B ' /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/B ' /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8] [/B ' /S] [/C]
here are the explanations

/V[:label]

Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (such as 160, 180, 320, 360, 720, 1.2, 1.44, 2.88). /B Allocates space on the formatted disk for system files. /S Copies system files to the formatted disk. /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. /C
Tests clusters that are currently marked "bad."
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How to format my c drive help by dos


If you are running DOS(Command prompt) in Windows, your windows Operating System is installed in C drive and is Up and running then it is impossible to format the C drive because the whole thing is running in C drive and windows won't allow you to do so.
But if you are using a separate DOS O.S. and want to format C drive and If you want to format any other drive than c drive when your system is up and running then you can use the FORMAT command followed by the drive letter that you want to format.
here is an Examle to write in DOS..
Format C: /q
you can replace the C letter by any drive that you want to format. The /q Option is use to perform Quick Format. Here is a list of mostly used Option
Formats a disk for use with Windows.
FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/C] [/X]
"volume" Specifies the drive letter "/FS:filesystem" Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, or UDF). "/V:label" Specifies the volume label. "/Q" Performs a quick format. "/C" volume will be compresse by default. "/X" Forces the volume to dismount first.
Hope this will help for sure.....cheers:)

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Cannot format octagon veridisk T118 usb


Try this
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME syntax
Formats a disk for use with MS-DOS.
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/F:size] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/V[:label]] [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/B | /S] [/C]
FORMAT drive: [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8] [/B | /S] [/C]
/V[:label] Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (such as 160, 180, 320, 360, 720, 1.2, 1.44, 2.88). /B Allocates space on the formatted disk for system files. /S Copies system files to the formatted disk. /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. /C Tests clusters that are currently marked "bad." Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP syntax
Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/1] [/4]
FORMAT volume [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8]
volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name. /FS:filesystem Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS). /V:label Specifies the volume label. /Q Performs a quick format. /C Files created on the new volume will be compressed by default. /X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would no longer be valid. /A:size Overrides the default allocation unit size. Default settings are strongly recommended for general use.
NTFS supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K.
FAT supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes).
FAT32 supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, (128K, 256K for sector size > 512 bytes). Note that the FAT and FAT32 files systems impose the below restrictions on the number of clusters on a volume:
FAT: Number of clusters <= 65526 FAT32: 65526 < Number of clusters < 268435446
Format will immediately stop processing if it decides that the above requirements cannot be met using the specified cluster size.
NTFS compression is not supported for allocation unit sizes above 4096.
/F:size Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (160,
180, 320, 360, 640, 720, 1.2, 1.23, 1.44, 2.88, or 20.8). /T:tracks Specifies the number of tracks per disk side. /N:sectors Specifies the number of sectors per track. /1 Formats a single side of a floppy disk. /4 Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a high-density drive. /8 Formats eight sectors per track. Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP recovery console syntax
Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.
format [drive:] [/q] [/fs:file-system]
drive: Specifies the drive to format. /q Performs a quick format. /fs:file-system Specifies the file system to use (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS) Examples
When using the format command, remember all information on the drive you wish to format will be completely erased.
format a:
Would erase all the contents off a disk. Commonly used on a diskette that has not been formatted or on a diskette you wish to erase.
format a: /q
Quickly erases all the contents of a floppy diskette. Commonly used to quickly erase all information on the diskette.
format c:
This would erase all the contents of your C: hard disk drive. In other words, unless you wish to erase all your computer's information, this command should not be done unless you're planning to start over.

Or
Right click My Computer-->Manage-->then go to Disk Management
and select the to format right-click it and click format. Thats it Your drive will format and You can also choose in which file system you want to format your drive.
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How to format the system?


You can completely wipe out your system by employing DBAN ( http://www.dban.org/ ) - *CAREFUL*, there is no undoing this format! Backup any important data on an external drive or unit.

Once formatted, you can reinstall your system using any OS CD/DVD (by preference, those which came with the system).

If what you're doing is trying to recover a broken OS, you may try a "recovery install" from the OS CD/DVDs before resorting to a complete format.

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How do i clear the hard dive


Here are teh steps to follow on how to format your PS3 hard drive:

• in the main menu screen, go to "Settings"
• the go to "System Settings"
• select "Format Utitility" under System Settings
• then select Format Hard Drive
• Select Yes to begin the format.
• Select Use All for the PS3 System.
• Select Quick Format.
• Select Yes. This will finalize the format. Then restart the system.

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System formating


If I understand correctly ... you need to format a hard disc partition.
to do that, yo open My Computer, right-click on the partition and select Format. you'll get a small window. You can chose Quick Format, though I don't really recomend it. to start, click the button begin/start/format ... something like that.
Formating erases all data on the partition! be sure to copy everything you want to keep on another partition or CD.
Furthermore, you can not format the partition with the currently runnign operating system on it. for that, you need to do things a bit differently. Post if you'd like that info, too.

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Stepbystep procedure for formating


Hello jerapur_123 What you'll need:
  • Recovery CD or Restore CD from the MFG
  • WIndows Operating Disk 98 or ME, 2000, XP or Vista.
  • A CD Rom Drive
  • Or a Floppy for low level formatting.
Key Steps to Formatting
Back it Up!
Before the format process, you want to make sure that if your goal is hard drive recovery, you back-up as much personal data and information from your hard drive as you need. In some instances where a virus has caused serious system damage, this may not be possible, but if your format is planned ahead of time you certainly can copy and archive data off your hard drive before you start the format process.

How to Format
If you purchased your computer from systems vendor such as a Dell, HP Compaq or Gateway system, you most likely will have a set-up or a restore-and-recovery CD (also referred to as a master CD) that came with the system. If this is the type of system you use, then a format is an easy process as the master CD by inserting the CD into your CDROM, will format the hard drive, reinstall your Windows operating system, and install any software and programs that came with the system. If you no longer have your master set-up CD, you should contact the manufacturer to get a replacement.


How to Format without a Recovery Disk:

If you aren't using this type of mass-market system, then a hard drive format will consist of you formatting the hard drive manually, installing your Windows OS from CD, then installing your software programs and hardware drivers. Before you begin the formatting process, it is important to make sure you have all your driver CDs located, Windows CD and your software CDs to ensure a smooth set-up.
It's also important to know about your operating system before you format. For example, if you're going to be reinstalling an older version of the operating such as Windows 98 or Windows ME then you should have a Windows 98 or ME start-up disk to complete the procedure. In this instance, you would restart the system with the start-up floppy in the drive. Upon system boot, you will choose to have CD-ROM support. Once the files load you can then choose to run the format command on your main drive (usually C drive). If you are using Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista the Windows installation process offers "format your hard drive" as an option. Here you would ensure your computer is set to boot from CD-ROM (a setting in your system BIOS), insert the Windows CD and restart the computer. From there you will be on your way to reformatting.

As you can see there are many options to formatting a hard drive. Hopefully this gives you a good understanding that most of the operating systems today do the formatting for you, all you need to do is pick that option as you follow the onscreen steps when you install either your Restore, or Operating System.

Good Luck,

Mark

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Unable to send data and format too


Try this,

Download and install the low level format tool using the link provided below,
http://hddguru.com/download/software/HDDGURU-Low-Level-Format-Tool/LLFsetup.2.36.1181.exe

Format your Flash Drive using this tool. After this format, please make sure to format it once normally by right clicking on removable disc in My Computer and click format. Second format is neccessary since low level format will remove the File System data even and second format will again create that file system.
Also,please make sure that you select FAT32 as the file system while formatting it for the second time.

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