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Format a Hard Drive?
« on: July 15, 2005, 03:10:31 PM »
How do I format a hard drive?  It's being used now but I want to wipe out everything and start new.  How do I do this?

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 03:57:25 PM »
    If you are going to install an Operating System to this hard drive then the OS will format it for you.
    If it is an extra drive (not the one your OS is on) then all you need to do is delete everything on it.

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005, 09:16:13 PM »
    Well, I just want to delete everything off this hard drive and install a clean, new operating system.  How would I go about doing that?

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005, 09:24:57 PM »
    098:

    That depends on what operating system you are going to install and what operating system is currently installed.


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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #4 on: July 16, 2005, 09:34:45 PM »
    It has Windows ME on it now and I want to re-instsall that too.

    sovietspark

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #5 on: July 17, 2005, 03:38:11 PM »
    Just put your the CD to install ME in the CD drive and boot up. It'll ask you at one point what partition you want to install it on. If you don't want to save anything, delete all partitions, and then select the empty space to install the OS on. It'll ask you how you want to format it (FAT32, NTFS). I recommend NTFS and don't select Quick Format.

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #6 on: July 17, 2005, 04:40:40 PM »
    Load the recovery disk.....<.fat32.......>it will format the drive for you?.......

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 02:56:42 PM »
    What's the difference between NTFS and FAT32?

    Computer_Commando

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 03:06:58 PM »
    WinMe does not support NTFS.

    NTFS vs FAT

    sovietspark

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005, 03:27:36 PM »
    Shows how much I know about ME :P

    dineshverma

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #10 on: August 06, 2009, 06:07:50 AM »
    Hi
    I like to Format my  personal Hard drive which did not be able to recover from any recovery software.
    Can u suggest me steps or any software which can do this .?

    I dont need my hard drive to recover again.

    I tried EASEUS Hard Drive Partition manager and Format opttion.

    I also tried - Disk manager
    I also tried Win 98 bootable and complete partition formatting

    Please suggest me which application can do this task.....ANy Steps

    Remember , I dont need to recover my hard drive again.................................. .....CAN U DO IT

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    Re: Format a Hard Drive?
    « Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 09:37:25 PM »
    dineshverma, please start your own thread.  Do not hijack or resurect dead threads.
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