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How To Format A Hard Drive
By: Jase Dow
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    2004-12-11

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    In fact there is nothing so difficult in it. You first need to decide what operating system you intend to load after formating a hard drive.

    It is best and easiest to use a boot disk for that Operating System, such as MS Dos6.2 or Windows95b or Windows98SE. You will need the proper Windows95/98 boot disk in order to load these operating systems on the computer, else it will reject loading due to the wrong Operating System on the computer.

    Step 4...

    Then you will have to insert your boot disk in the floppy drive and start the computer.

    Once the system has completed booting and an A: prompt appears. You will need to type format C: /s and then press Enter. The function of this command is to tell the system to format your "C" drive and when it is finished to copy the system files to the drive.

    The "/s" switches for "System". You can format a different drive this way by using a different drive letter.

    Step 5...

    After that you will see on the screen the following text: "WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK DRIVE C: WILL BE LOST! Proceed with Format (Y/N)?" and if you really want to continue, type [Y] and then press Enter.

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