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How do you format a drive with win 2000

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Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2002 - 5:40 am:   

Does any one know how to format a hard drive with an operating system win 2000 pro.My pc is full of crap and is slowing up when running programs so I want to format the drive and re-install win 2000 pro.I dont need to backup anything as I have all I need on cd's.
Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2002 - 12:13 pm:   

the win 2000 pro cd has all you need, if the machine doesn't support boot by cdrom, then you need a startup disk, a win 98 will do, with cdrom support. when you get to the choices, tell the cd to delete the current partition, and install cleanly. that's it. it'll format for you.
Posted on Friday, September 6, 2002 - 12:22 am:   

Thanks Win I will give it a go.
Joe Ryan
Posted on Friday, September 6, 2002 - 1:02 pm:   

Hello. I have a Win98 PC (not 2nd Ed., Intel, 64M RAM, 400Mhz) on which I would like to install Win2000 (I know, I should just get a new PC, wedding coming up though $$$). A few weeks ago I attemped to install a wireless PCI card for broadband and the wheels fell off from there ... that's another story. Yadda, yadda, yadda and next thing I know is I can only boot in safe mode and my PC no longer recognizes the CD-ROM which I'll need to do the Win2000 upgrade. Catch-22 is I can't add hardware in safe mode. I'm thinking that a disk reformatting will be required and that I'll need to boot from the floppy drive, but I don't have a boot disk and I can't find my Win98 CD. Hmmm. Any suggestions? Thanks much, Joe
Posted on Friday, September 6, 2002 - 3:40 pm: has zipped boot disks that can be downloaded and extracted to floppy, good luck.

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