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I want to format total harddrive of my pc

Dear sir i want to format harddrive of my pc.any sugestions please

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  • sachin patil Apr 25, 2008

    i want to format totally al the drives as it is new one

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Are you awere that formating will empty your harddisk of all files and information.

Any windows cd or dvd setup can format your harddrive

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Posted on Apr 24, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 24, 2008

    this can also be done in windows if you are not trying to format the drive where your windows is at. example if you have bought a new harddrive then it can be formated in windows.



    Let me know witch is the case and I will assist you.


  • Ekse Apr 25, 2008

    If your windows works heres how to do it in windows




    Heres it again:



    Right click my computer

    select manage

    on the right side select disk management

    on the left side you can partition and format

    the disks.



    Right click on the disk you want to perform operations on.

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I have an acer power fg and i just installed a power supply and a new harddrive now is giving me problems to format the harddrive it says to reboot or media doesnt let me install windows xp help


Well , Insert the windows disk , make sure the boot priority is set to CD/DVD ..boot the windows xp disk and format the hard drive using NTFS full format.
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Unaccessible harddrive, or password protection on


If you cant format or access a harddrive due to encryption,corruption,password or other reason,
WARNING! THIS WILL ERASE ALL FILES ON YOUR DRIVE!
The last effort can be to try to boot up your computer in DOS-mode,
with a software that totally wipes/overwrites the disks sectors.
The harddrive must be direct connected to the motherboard,
not by anykind off usb-cord or any usb-port.
using a freeware program called "KILLDISK".You can find the software if you go to WWW.GOOGLE.COM and search for KILLDISK.
it totally wipes your harddrives sectors, eliminating all corruptions.
It can also be used for erasing confidential information from drives.
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I can't access my harddrive it keeps on saying error


Easiest way to do this go into windows control panel
Administrator tools
Computer management
disk management
You should be able to see the drive there
delete the partition then create the new partition under ntfs
Then format the hard drive and you should have a usable storage device now
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Erase all memory


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if You have 2 ide channels then you can install total of 4 ide drives into your pc.

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the space is still there its just has not been partictioned. Goto diskmanager and you will see the other 60 gig that has not been partictioned, use windows to create a logical drive then format it then you will see the other 60 gig.

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