formatting hard drive running windows 2000

Posted on 2003-03-25
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Can anyone please run me thru a hard drive format (searched google without success) on windows 2000. I've tried making a boot disk using four disks and booting from there but a) failed to change to C drive and b)format command not recognised.

simple question I know but i've exhausted all possibilities

Question by:mellowmoose
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ID: 8201863
Would you like to format from dos command prompt, c: partition? If so, you have to have Win98/Me bootdisk, because Win 2K doesn't offer creating boot disk and run command line.

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ID: 8202076
Thanks michalb,

i've now formatted using the boot disk from win98. How do i install win2000 now???? im at the dos command. what command do i use?

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michalb earned 200 total points
ID: 8202091
Have you got Windows 2000 CD? If so just put it into cd- drive and boot your machine from CD. Rest should be self-explanatory

In case of any problem just pop a question.

Author Comment

ID: 8202094
Thanks michalb,

i've now formatted using the boot disk from win98. How do i install win2000 now???? im at the dos command. what command do i use?

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ID: 8202303
excellent, thanks very much for the help. successfull format and reinstall

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