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Brad Gresham

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format hard drive, cant find A drive
« on: August 16, 2004, 07:58:55 AM »
i got a virus that's been screwing up my computer, tried everything to get rid of it. Couldn't. So i've decided to format my hard drive. I think i'm supposed to do it from DOS and that i need a boot disk, but i have no idea how to start up in DOS and i recently had a new hard drive installed and now my A: drive isn't showing up so i can't create a boot disk. My OS is Windows XP. Please help...your my only hope

robertmillar

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Re: format hard drive, cant find A drive
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 09:31:23 AM »
You can download a boot disk here:

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm:

Here are some other links that you may like to read first before formating:

http://www.webtechgeek.com/How-to-Format-a-Hard-Drive.htm
http://www.newlogic.co.uk/kbase/fdisk/page1.htm

Raptor

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Re: format hard drive, cant find A drive
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 09:57:44 AM »
If you want to boot from a floppydisk, you will have to set your floppydrive as the first boot device. This can be done in the BIOS.

merlin_2

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Re: format hard drive, cant find A drive
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2004, 01:19:48 PM »
did you try this command A:\>sys              enter