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Reformat with no XP disc?


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I remember on Win 98 and below, to reformat you typed C:/reformat or what ever it was in DOS.

I was just wondering if anyone knew if its possible to somehow do this when you are using XP?

Ive been told you can only reformat with your xp disc, but a system is a sytem isnt it?
If you want to wipe an operating system completely and boot up in dos from scratch, is it not possible?

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It can be done with a Win98SE or WinME boot floppy but you will have to fdisk first to remove all Non-DOS partitions, fdisk again to set a Primary DOS partition and then format..

Of course, you will be left with a system that doesn't have an operating system on it !!

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It can be done with a Win98SE or WinME boot floppy but you will have to fdisk first to remove all Non-DOS partitions, fdisk again to set a Primary DOS partition and then format..

Of course, you will be left with a system that doesn't have an operating system on it !!


So i would have to find someone with one of those discs or d/l it?

Im a little in the dark about fdisk'ing to remove the non-dos partitions and the primary dos partition, i will look into it thou by research.

Thnx anyways!
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If you are sure you want to format then see if the free version of killdisk helps, though what are you going to do for an Operating System

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If you are sure you want to format then see if the free version of killdisk helps, though what are you going to do for an Operating System

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Yea good question.

Im not actually planning to do this.
I was just curious as ive been told that you can NOT do it with out a boot up disk.

Thnx for the link by the way.
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