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Formatting C Drive with External CD Drive


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I have a hard drive that I would like to format... however, this computer does not have an internal floppy OR CD drive, only an external CD drive attached through a USB.

Is it even possible to boot from the XP CD? I've tried switching the BIOS to booting via CD, but it seems not to work.
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If the PC already has Windows installed, you can fit the drive as a second drive and format it from within Windows. Don't think you can boot from a USB device.
Fit a regular CD drive to the PC -- dead easy and they don't cost much these days.
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If the PC already has Windows installed, you can fit the drive as a second drive and format it from within Windows. Don't think you can boot from a USB device.
Fit a regular CD drive to the PC -- dead easy and they don't cost much these days.

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Thanks. I actually called tech support and it seems as if it is unable to boot from a USB device.

I actually have a super-slim laptop were installing a drive of any kind is really impossible, but thanks anyway.
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