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Urgent Help needed on how to format the hard drive!

By spartanslayer
Jan 22, 2006
  1. I need to know how to force the computer to format the main hard drive. How would you do that from the bios? I need help fast! Thanks.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t believe you can format a hdd from bios.

    Normally you would format the drive from the Windows disk, or via a 98 boot floppy.

    Can you explain what it is you`re trying to do and why?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You could also wipe the drive using one of these hard drive utilities HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    Here's the deal. I got a fairly nice computer from my uncle. It's an Athlon XP 2400 and has 1.25GB of ram. It only has a 2MB video card though. It has Windows 2000 installed on it. I installed XP Pro. I now need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall XP. I could use help please! Thanks.
     
  5. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    I just figured it out myself! Case Closed. Thanks Howard.
     
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