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How do you format Windows XP if you lost the disk?

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2009-05-25 15:52:57
2009-05-25 15:52:57

You technicly dont format windows you would format Your hardrive or in otherwords erase all data on it that includes Windows. the result is a dumb computer NO OPERATING SYSTEM. so you will have to get another OS disk to reprogram it with after a format. You have been warned. Get a windows 98 start up disk from a friend and start the system with it in the floppy drive. choose the way you want it to start and when you get a DOS Prompt looks like this C:/ type in fdisk.exe and hit enter follow instructions on the screen. to repartition your hardrive. Last warning !!!!! All data on your hardive will be lost.

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