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Hard disk i want to know that what is the best process of formatting a hard disk of 80 GB,what is the steps of formatting it,what is need of formatting,how many times it can be formatted, does it effect the hard disk.

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  • nasir 123 Jul 31, 2008

    plz tell me that what amt of gb will put on c, d, e drives with steps . what is the best partitions of xp in 80 gb hdd.

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Plz tel me process to format fom bootable cd and tell me the amt to be postee in it

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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If you are installing a dos based system thn dos formatting is very good

if you are going to use xp then make boot option in setup as bootable from cd rom
put a win xp setup cd in the cdrom drive
it will boot up saying press any key to continue , and follow the scren instructions
the whole process is that simple a hd can be formatted till bad sectors are not shown up upto 8 %. more thna 8& bad sectors cannot load windows, however dos can still be loaded and so also win me so it doesnot affect the hd
what affects is the jerks and voltage supply variations on the har d disk and some bad virus infections and the temperature the hd has ... always leep hd at a tem p lower than 37 degres c
use a fan to achieve this a 12 volt small fan mounted on the hd .

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • Arora Singh
    Arora Singh Sep 06, 2009

    you mean bootable by win 98 or bootable by xp cd.

  • Arora Singh
    Arora Singh Sep 20, 2009

    from bootable cd>>>>> select boot from cdrom in bios.....>>>press f10 boot>>>>> display screen>>> boot from cd rom>>>>> a:
    c:
    dir
    you get a dir of folders and files
    give command format c: for a complete format
    for a quick format command
    format c: /q
    for making the hard drive boot to dos
    command
    format c: /q/s
    to verify format
    format c: /q/s/v



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