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Formatting HD on TC1000 HD + recovery

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Hi:

I have a TC1000 tablet pc that I want to fix.  I have the recovery CD's and it works.  However, the only thing it did is fixxing the currpted files, and did not even formate the HD.

I tryed to format the HD from Dos using (fomat c:), but it gives me "Bad command".  

Please help me formatting the HD before rerunning the recovery process again.
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You may be able to use something like a knoppix boot doisk and then format the drive from there.

Another option is to get a windows cd and use that to format the disk.
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Could you give steps to preform?

and after the formating, would I beable to run the Recovery CD's with no operating system on HD?
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down load Knoppix iso from www.knoppix.org burn knoppix iso to cd then boot from knoppix cd it takes a little while.

once up you may need to right click the drive usually named hda** andchange properties to be able to write to the disks then somewhere there is an option to format the disk . if not just delete everything. whcih will mean that you get a clean install on your drive..

Other wise get a windows CD any will do and jus boot from the disk when it gives the option to install windows on a drive you can delete the existing partition and refprmat disk.

 
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Hi:

I do not hve good understanding of partitions, could you point me to a website or a tutorial.

Thanks
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Perhaps an easier soloution is to use eraser this will wipe the hard drive and instructions are here http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/quickstart.php

it creates a boot disk that will allow you to kill the disk.

Instructions for doing it via XP cd are here http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/format_XP.htm it also has links to doing it with 98 cd as well.
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Thnx
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