Format procedure to Format Drive that has XP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ockerr, Jan 5, 2006.

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    Ockerr Guest

    Hi Guys
    Tried Formatting a hard Drive that has had Win XP on it using a windows 98
    Format disk, But it wont format as it is a different operating system. I
    cant find Format.exe or in any folder of XP so where is it
    Hidden. or is there another program that will do it.
    I dont want to reinstall XP, all I want is a Formatted Drive for storage.
    Cheers and Ta
    Ockerr, Jan 5, 2006
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    old man Guest

    Assuming you have winxp format in Disk Management
    If you are trying to format your winxp drive, boot from winxp cd and format
    old man, Jan 5, 2006
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    donleo Guest

    you have to format non FAT32 drive windows xp isnt fat32 it is ntfs .. it
    can be done with ur windows 98 disk
    donleo, Jan 6, 2006
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    Chas Guest

    In My Computer Right Click The Drive you want to format
    and choose" format "

    Chas, Jan 6, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Ockerr spewed forth:
    Are you planning on using that drive with Windows 98? If so, you have to
    (with XP disk management, I think) reformat as FAT32. If you are running XP
    and that's all you will be using the drive with, then format it as NTFS with
    XP disk management. Here's the scoop from MS:
    Toolman Tim, Jan 6, 2006
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    Donald Guest

    Its called
    Donald, Jan 6, 2006
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    Donald Guest

    You cannot format a drive like C: while in use Chas
    Donald, Jan 6, 2006
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    Ockerr Guest

    Thanks Guys
    Your info has done the Job.

    Ockerr, Jan 6, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Not neccesarily - XP uses both FAT32 and NTFS
    Gordon, Jan 6, 2006
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