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Reformating

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by FFCiv, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. FFCiv

    FFCiv Senior Member

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    my friend is trying to reformat or or format(is there a diff) his labtop because it is running like shit. He has Win xp and thats what he wants to load on after he deletes everything. . I had him go into the command prompt and try format C: but it said invalid drive specification.... any1 know why?
     
  2. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    just put in the winXp disc start the computer let it boot from the CD and follow the instructions.
     
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    arpee79 Senior Member

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    Exactly load the XP cd and make sure you have a good XP Pruduct KEY,
    restart the computer it will ask you to agree press F8 and continue,now you reformat the drive and continue about your daily bussiness.

    w00t something like that i havent formated in a while.
     
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    FFCiv Senior Member

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    he tried it but it requires the old CD key but he doesn't know it because he's using a diff disc... any way to find out what the old one is?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    it shouldn't require the old key...

    hell, put in a 98 boot disk... get a C: prompt with CD support

    cd A:
    format c:
    are you sure, yes
    let it do its thing
    reboot with xp cd in tray, and it should pick up and start the instal
     
  6. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Get a medium sized bulk eraser (big degausser) and just hold it over the laptop's hard drive... turn it on, then go have a beer. Come back and your hard drive is formatted... for good.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    arpee79 Senior Member

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    HEHEHEHHEHEHAHAHAHAHHAHHHEHEEHEHEH



    :withstupid:
     
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    ilikepie Senior Member

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    Did you try to Fdisk it?
     
  9. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    FDisk doesn't format crap. It just allows you to play with partition creation in a really rudimentary way.
     
  10. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you have to format afterwards though. :)
     
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