How to use Format.com in DOS
Posted on 2003-11-14
heya ppl, hopefully an easy one here
i have run into a interesting problem and need a switch for format.
im completely redoing a pc for a friend, his pc has usb mouse and keyboard... standard startup disks do not have usb support and i do not know how to add that functionality.
so im having the autoexec do all my typing for me.
now i need to format the c:\ and of course you get a confirmation prompt for yes/no after typing "format /Q /c:" (im doing quick format to save time)
well i cannot subvert the confirmation prompt!! and since the usb keyboard does not work in dos so i cannot get around it.
i thought the switch to avoid that was /Y but apparently not.
ive tried -- format c: /Y /YES -Y -YES \Y \YES |Y |YES /P /PROCEED
but everyone will prompt me.
now ideally i would rather get the usb keyboard working as i should really fdisk it too, but im not sure how to add the usb support to the bootdisk.
now i did check bootdisk.com and found support for usb mice but nothing pertaining to keyboards
please help i will be completing this project tonight, if i cannot get an answer by tonight i probably will not need it however i would like to know the format switch to avoid confirmation so i can add this to my notes.