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There are a few type of formatting a harddisk, So can you tell me the various types and how??? e.g format c:/s...

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Format comes is a couple of flavors, /Q is quick, /U is unconditional (no prompt), /S is system.

You should have a bootable floppy with FORMAT.*, FDISK.* SYS.*, ATTRIB.*, EDIT.* on it.

Make a backup of your CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT before you start.

You'll also need the CDROM drivers and related files if you intend to install from CD. Windows allows you to create an emergency startup disk, do so.

There are other considerations depending on if you're installing DOS, Win3.1, Win95/98, or NT.

Basic format is quick and easy. Hard part is restoring all 4Gb of data to drive from about a zillion floppies and/or CD's.

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Open a DOS windows, and execute the command

        FORMAT /?

That will show you the different switches FORMAT command accepts and their meaning.
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