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If your Dell was built after 6/04, you have a recovery partition. Press Ctrl+F11 on startup to restore the system to the way it was when delivered.
Downloadable pdf manual:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimc521/en/OM_EN/RP333A00.pdf
See page 56

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You need to have your windows xp cd to do that

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How to format a pc?


do you mean how to format a harddrive.go to start then computer
pick the drive to format.place the mouse on the drive rightclick choose to format.you can't format C:\ it is a system-drive.
if you want to format C:\ you have to do a complete reinstall

Aug 12, 2013 | PC Desktops

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How to format Hard drive/flash drive


This is a tip explaining step by step how to format your Hard drive. This is as easy as 1 - 2 -3, so lets get the ball rolling.

Firstly, you need to know that this method can also be used with Flash drives, MP3 players, basically any removable drive.

If the drive you would like to follow is a internal Hard drive, and you would like to format it to NTFS format, here is how we do it. Remember, that you will not be able to format your C(System) drive, because, then you will delete your operating system, hence, all other drives can be formatted.

Open "My Computer" and follow these steps:

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The drive shown above is your C(System) drive, If you want to format this drive, you will need to do this when you attempt a clean install of windows.




Say you want to format your flash drive, insert the flash drive into your USB port, and open "My Computer". My flashdrive is Labeled Lexar(H)

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Now just follow these steps.

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Now you are done, the drive has been formatted. Remember, this also works on internal Hard drives, but not your system drive.

Hope you can find this helpful.

Please rate accordingly.

Kind regards
Andrea


on Feb 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to format hard drive without recovery cd


if you want to format other than c drive, open my computer, right click on drive you want format and click on format.
if you want to format c: drive then you need a bootable cd/dvd and boot from that disk, installation will start, during installation format option will be appears.
hope it helps
good luck

Nov 28, 2010 | Acer Aspire M1641-U1521A PC Desktop

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I can't format my pen drive how can I format my pen drive


Hi,
there may be a small sliding switch that could be set to "Protect" ie the drive is protected from formatting, or deleting or even adding files.
Change the position and then re-insert the drive into your computers USB port. Go to My Computer, right click the pen drive and select "Format"
FAT32 format will give you a drive that is readable and compatible with Windows 95, Win98, Win2000, XP etc.
You can format in NTFS format but it will only be readable by Win2000,XP or Vista or Win7.
Cheers,
Steve

Jun 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to format hard drive


To format any extended or external hard disk

Right Click the drive (example D:\ )and select the FORMAT Options

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Click START to Format the Hard Drive. The time to format depends on size and the condition of the Hard Disk.

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Feb 15, 2010 | Acer Aspire SA80 (ASA80UC4603) PC Desktop

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Sata drive


Solution:

i) i dont know what happened but for this query "drive is not formatted" try this:

   right click on the drive which is saying not formatted-----> select the option format-----> follow the onscreen instructions----> u will be able to format the drive or anything and able to use the drive or anything from then.......


Thanking you

M. Sridhar

Dec 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Windows asking me to format my flash drive


Just format your flash drive! Before you start formatting your flash drive, transfer all data from your flash drive 'cause when you format your flash drive, it will erase all the data. After you have formatted the flash drive, then you can transfer back the data to your flash drive.

Dec 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How can i format my hp desktop??


Well there are a couple different solutions. If you have another hard drive replace it with your other one and make the one that you want to format the secondary hard drive. Then after you boot the computer, all you gotta do is go to my computer and which ever drive the hard drive is set up on you can right click on the right drive. Go to where it says format and click on it and then follow the instructions.

You can also format the hard drive if you got a windows disk. Just put the disk in your cd-rom and restart the computer and then go through the setup process. You will get to a point where it will ask you if you wanna keep the files the same or do you wanna format the hard drive. There are two options for fomatting: There is a quick format or a full format. If you wanna totally wipe everything off the hard drive make sure you do the full format. It only takes a little while longer than the quick format process, so you are just better wiping it totally clean and then reboot windows on the hard drive when it is done formatting......

Jul 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How do I re-format a 2x serial SATA drive to reinstall XP?


How to Format a Hard Disk

After you create the partitions, you must format the partitions:

Restart your computer with the Startup disk in the floppy disk drive.

NOTE: If you are using a Windows 95 Startup disk, a command prompt is displayed and you can skip to step 2. If you are using a Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Me Startup disk, select the Start computer without CD-ROM support menu option when the Windows 98 Startup menu is displayed.



2. When a command prompt is displayed, type format c: /s and then press ENTER. This command transfers the system files and should only be used when you format drive C (or your "active" drive). For all other partitions, type format drive: (where drive is the letter of the partition that you want to format).

NOTE: If you receive a "Bad command" or "Bad file name" error message, you may need to extract the Format.com tool to your boot disk. To do this, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:


Extract ebd.cab format.com

After the Format.com tool is extracted to your boot disk, type format c: /s t a command prompt to format your active partition, or type format drive: if you want to format a partition that is not your active partition.

3. When you successfully run the Format.com tool, you receive the following message:
WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK DRIVE C: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format?


4. Press Y, and then press ENTER to format drive C.

5. After the format procedure is finished, you receive the following message:
Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)?

NOTE: This is an optional feature that you can use to type a name for the drive. You can either type an 11-character name for the drive, or you can leave it blank by pressing ENTER.

Jul 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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