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Im lost i was kinda bankin on xp auto formatting, how will i format this drive manually?

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When windows boots from cd so you can install it red the instructions carefully one of the pages it comes up with is
(What do you want to do)
R for repair
another letter for fresh install
then it asks you where you want to install press the letter indicated
new page
asks do you want to format press F then when asked follow instructions from there D for deleting partition F for formatting etc.
when formatting choose ntfs quick format
Hope this helps

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How would i go about formatting a computer?


How to Format a Computer


Want to know how to format a computer hard drive?Need to learn how to format your computer and start with a clean slate? Formatting a disk prepares the surface of the drive to accept and store data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.




Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.




How to Format Computer Quick Links:
How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, & ME
Wipe All Data Before Formatting
Reinstall Windows XP
Reinstall Windows 95, 98, & ME
Create a Startup Disk




How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
The first step in learning how to format a computer with Windows XP or 2000, is to insert Windows CD and restart your computer.


Your computer should automatically boot from the CD to the Windows Setup Main Menu.


At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.


Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.


If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.


Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition.


Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.


Select the format option that you want to use for the partition (Recommended: NTFS), and then press ENTER.


After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.





How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, or ME
To reinstall Windows, you will need a Startup Diskette and a Windows Installation CD.

Download the Startup Diskette Creator

Note: We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps.
Once you have your Startup Diskette, insert it into the floppy drive and restart your computer.


Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".


Type "fdisk" and press Enter.


If asked to enable large disk support, select Y for Yes. (Note: Some versions of Windows 95 may not be compatible with large disk support. Select N here if it does not support the FAT32 file system.)


Select Option #1 - Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive.


Select Option #1 - Create Primary DOS Partition.


The drive integrity will be verified.


Unless you are planning to make multiple partitions, select Y when asked if you want to use the maximum available size for the partition and to make the partition active.


The drive integrity will be verified again.


When completed press the Esc key to exit fdisk.


Without removing the floppy disk, press the reset button on the computer or press the keys Ctrl then Alt then Delete and release them together. This will restart the computer.


Again, select the option to Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


When you see A:>, directly above it is a message about your CD-ROM drive. It will tell you the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive, take note of it.


At the A:>, type "format C:" and press Enter.


Press the Y key then the enter key when asked if you want to proceed with the format.


The format will probably take some time, so be patient.


You will be asked to choose a Volume Label, which is a name for your hard drive. It has no effect on the operation of your computer, you may choose any name you like.





How to Reinstall Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP or 2000, imply insert Windows CD and restart your computer.


If your hard drive has not been formatted, Windows XP will walk you through the formatting process described above


Your computer will automatically boot from the CD and begin the installation process



How to Reinstall Windows 95, 98, or ME
After formatting your hard drive as described above, insert the Startup Diskette into the floppy drive and restart your computer.


Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


After a minute or so, you will see "A:>_".


Place the Windows Install CD into the CD-ROM drive.


Type "E:" (where E is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive) and press the Enter key.


Type "dir" and press Enter. You will see something like the following:

Volume in drive E is 020409_1121
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Dec 15, 2011 | ASUS Motherboards

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I decided to make a full format of the hard drive which is connected through sata1 on this asrock775i65gv mobo and install windows xp proffessional. I partitioned the disk full format was done then upon...


try blowing out all of the dust from your keyboard using a fine air blower from an air compressor making VERY sure there is no MOISTURE in the lines.

dust causes static which causes lots of problems with a computer and its parts

if this does not fix the problem
you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
go to control panel administrive tools computer management you can right click on the drive select properties tools check now?tick in both boxes to scan for and repair/recover any bad sectors and automaticall fix any corrupt files
in xp
hope this helps

Dec 02, 2010 | Asrock 775i65GV Motherboard

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Can't format the pen drive that protected


Yes you can format it for formatting the pen drive use these steps
>Right Click On My Computer
>Click On Manage
>Click On Disk Management
>Right Click on You Device Where you can see after the Hard Disk Drives in Disk Management
>And Click Format
>Select Quick Format
>And Press ok
By This way you can Format Your Pen Drive When it is right Protected also

if that still don't work we have to to go official Web Site of the product where we can find the Software to Format our Pen Drive where we can Format the Pen Drive When it is in Right Protected and if you Format Like this you data in your Pen Drive Will be lost ...

Aug 20, 2010 | Motherboards

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I have an asus a7v400-mx ver 1.03 mother board + 250gb hdd


have you tried "my computer"to see all the drives. By right clicking on each/properties you should be able to id which drive it is by letter (C;D;E;ECT.)now, close that window;right click on the drive it was id'd as MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DRIVE, right click; chose format. XP should format and partion for you(I'm assuming this is a new 2nd hdd.

Mar 20, 2010 | ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard

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Sata isnot reconized in bios nor will it install xp on a sata drive it starts to load all files then when to enter to set up xp home sp-3 the board is new been shelved then it gives windows cannot be...


Look up the specs. on the mb and find out if it supports sata1 or sata2 drives.
Your motherboard should have four sata ports and you may want to change to another port.
Also, you may need to format this sata drive, booting from the ide drive. Windows takes a long time to format but may be the only answer.
Last, make sure your bios settings are sata as raid.
Hope this works for you, its a pain.

Nov 19, 2009 | PC Chips MB PCCHIPS K8T800 M860 V1.0...

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Primary Drive Fails


Try to format your hard drive using Maxtor CD not windows XP.
You may have a bad drive, see if you can write zeros to the drive it can fix a lots of problems.

Good luck
N Sabre

Nov 08, 2009 | ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

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I want to format and go back to windows XP on the machine, but Im unable to delete the raid setup


Shut down your system. Other than the primary master drive, disconnect the data cable to all other drives.
Enter your bios. Change the raid setting to Disable or to SATA. Save & exit. Load your Windows CD. Format & install.

Cheers!
Mike

Oct 02, 2009 | Intel S875WP1-E (0735858161398)...

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Win xp clean installation problem


This sounds like a bad sector in the hard drive. Did you do the full NTFS format or the quick format? Big difference. The full format should pick up on the bad sector and won't be able to format the drive. Run a full format and let ke know what happens.

Aug 29, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Auto format new hard drive in new custom pc


If you mean boot from cd with xp pro during setup you will have the opportunity to format drive either fat32 or ntfs use ntfs
I have never done it but if you can do it partition your hard drive so that you can save personal file and programs on second partition then if you have to format drive again your files on second partition will not be lost

Aug 04, 2008 | PC Chips (M925G) Motherboard

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Gigabyte motherboard cd


You do not not need your motherboard CD to preform a format on your drive. Any windows CD. Win XP home, XP Pro, Win 2000 will format your hard drive. You can also use the hard drive's Mfg's utility disks & creat a bootable floppy disk or creat a bootable CDROM disk that will not only allow you to format the hard drive but also fun testing on the drive. You can even pick your cluster size & FAT file. Write down the name of your drive & model no#. Go to the Mfg's web site & download the utility software. Chances are Windows will have most of your boards drivers in it's data base. All you'll need to do is download from Gigabyte your missing drivers. You'll need you complete model no# & version no# if you can find it.

Mar 12, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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