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  • Question

  • i have xp in two drives c and d .c has a problem with operating system .i want to format it ,. how to format it .please give info .i deleted all files even program files as a sort of trying .but on euser account file says it cannot be assessed( everythin gis deleted in c drive .but drives shows used spa ce of 8 gb. and one account file cannot be deleted

    Sunday, December 23, 2007 7:40 AM

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    You can format in many ways

    1)Format useing format command e.g.- format c: (you can avail help on format command by typing format/? on command prompt)

    2)Right Click on MyComputer then select manage then format

    3)Useing a bootable Xp cd (select boot from CD rom from your BIOS then insert you bootable XP cd and format your all disk)

    Monday, December 24, 2007 1:56 PM
  • it is simple to format your c drive just use vista dvd which has feature to format any drive you want without any error or any problem contact me at ashishcrab@gmail.com
    Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:59 PM

    simply u put u r xp cd n format the drive through ntfs...
    Saturday, January 19, 2008 6:53 AM

  • Hey Friend,
    To format c:\
    -> First start windows installed in d:
    -> Now press right click on c:
    -> Select Format
    -> Select Quick Format
    -> Click on 'OK'  ---> then 'Yes'

    U have done it yaar....
    Saturday, January 19, 2008 11:03 AM

  • NTFS method will faster but prone to erroe. . .. .

    Try FAT system of formatting .. .. But it is a slower method .. .. . ..
    Sunday, January 20, 2008 5:02 PM
  • The C drive contains the files needed by the system for booting process. So you cannot just format the drive using right click option on drive and choosing "format" neither you can just delete the files. You have to format the drive using CD ROM or other external bootable device and install the OS again.
    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:55 PM