how to format

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Post 3+ Months Ago

how to format my c drive
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Post 3+ Months Ago

- Boot to DOS from a floppy or CD
- Type FORMAT C:
- Answer "Y" to the comfirmation dialog


And that's it!
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ok thankx but what is it primarily used for? (formatting)
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Formatting basicaly wipes your HDD of any information that was previously on it.

What happens is data is written to the HDD then written over, over and over again until the information is basicaly unreadable.

Most people format their HDD when they are having problems with it such as viruses etc.
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Formatting you disk is a way to erase it. It divides the disk into marked sectors so that new data can be written to those sectors.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i refornmmatted over 20 times
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lol....u guys are so cool
so if i do format md hdd then everything i downloaded and installed would disapear and i would be back to square 1 with what i had on my computer the first time i got it?
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lucassix wrote:
- Boot to DOS from a floppy or CD
- Type FORMAT C:
- Answer "Y" to the comfirmation dialog


And that's it!




i dont undersand what or how to boot to dos means....im a beginner...so speak english
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Lucassix actually gave you a link for creating a DOS boot disk when he told you how to format your HDD. Take a look at the link below, this is the one he supplied.

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
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Post 3+ Months Ago

make a startup disk... typs fdisk deleted partition create a new one format it using cdrom or typying formatc: then sys c: or stick in your win98 cd.

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