|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.
|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: |
http://www.bootdisk.com has zipped boot disks that can be downloaded and extracted to floppy, good luck.