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formatting a ntfs drive


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Hello i want to format my hard drive which is ntfs and reinstall windows. I know that people would suggestt to do it through windows cd but somehow i don't have that option avaliable and it wouldn't show up so could someone please help me format my hard drive?
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Howdy:

In order for the XP cd to work, you have to boot into BIOS and make sure the first boot device is set to the cd-rom..

Put the XP cd in and re-boot..

BTW, this will only work for an original XP cd.. If you have a copy you or someone made for you, then the install is totally different..

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but is ther any way formatting a ntfs drive with a bootable floppy?
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NO.. Formatting and fdisking are DOS commands and DOS will not recognize an NTFS formatted system..

You need to use the XP cd..

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thank you for ur help murry, i am optionless and clueless as to what i can do now beside getting a real xp cd. i am not a bad person i just don't have the
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Based on your reply, I believe you are using a pirated copy of XP.

The Forums TOS does not allow us to assist anyone using pirated software and for that reason, I will be closing this thread..

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