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How to format drive c in dos? i am using xp pro...can you give me the steps? PLS HELP I AM NOT FAMILIAR IN COMPUTER BUT I WANT TO DO IT IN MYSELF

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Have licened os bootable cd with you.
insert cd - restart pc- configure you bios to to boot from cd- when asked press any key to boot from cd press any key,...
you installaiton will start (here we assume xp)
after blue screen has gone you'll see another window
press enter to install
press r for repaire
press F3 to quite

press enter

then partition selection menu will appeare
select "c:" driver press D ->then press L you partition is deleted
now select unpartitioned space that you have deleted and press c
dont make changed press enter
again press enter to format
the installation preccess will start
in between you will be asked for product key.
enter 25 alpha-numeruce key on your CD
to enter key remove cd enter the key and place the CD in CD rom before clicking o next or ok

next read intstruction and choose proper option.
when you get desktop you need to install mother board drivers from motherboard CD.

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Just boot from a Windows install disk (put the cd in, press the boot selection key and select the cd unit) and allow it to run: the first step in the process is selecting the drive (select C), the second one is formatting of the drive - select the regular one, not the quick. After that just pull out the Windows disk or let it continue.

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