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How Do I Reformat My Hard Drive?

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I have a system that I need to reformat. I know how to reformat using fdisk, however this system has Windows XP Pro and I cannot figure out how to boot to a floppy with this installed. I have tried changing the boot sequence, but no luck. Also, where can I find a place to download files for a boot disk? Thanks in advance.
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Hi mmjrs04,

Really, no need for any bootdisk except for the winXP cd-rom, please follow the guide you can find here to completely whipe your system and install XP:
Home => http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPHome/installxphome1.htm
Pro => http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPPro/installxppro1.htm

In case you need to format another disk and want to know where to find the bootdisks, you can find them here: http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm


Greetings,

LucF
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello mmjrs04 =)

1. Get a Win98\MEbootdisk >> www.bootdisk.com
2. Insert this floppy and start ur system
3. Change the boot order in BIOS to boot from the floppy first
4. System will restart and shud boot with this floppy now :)
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