I've deleted the partitions now and am trying to format it. why does it have to be so difficult just to earse my hard drive../sigh Oct 27, 2006 #6 Rik Banned Posts: 3,814 Basically, windows wont let you format the drive If the OS is installed in the C drive and you are trying to format it after booting to the user account then it will not format. So I just found my registered copy of XP. http://nyfreewifi.com/format-c/cannot-format-hard-disk-xp.html
Just a by the way, you would not have needed to install the "registered CD". Thanks for help in advance Oct 27, 2006 #1 Rik Banned Posts: 3,814 Right click on your "my computer" and select manage then storage then disk management. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. If you had reinstalled the OS in the E drive, you should be able to boot and view the C drive in Disk Management.
Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design. While windows will lock you out after 3 days of not activating, you will be given the opportunity to activate before you log in. I assume you are preparing for a reinstall? The partition could have been damaged from the XP repair install, especially if the repair did not work correctly.
Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? If so, then you need to set the paging file to be on a different drive. How To Format C Drive Windows 8 You can't format the C drive like you can format another drive in Windows because you're within Windows when you perform the format.
Now my OS is window xp pro. Format C Drive Windows 7 Oct 27, 2006 #7 nwyllie TS Rookie Posts: 42 eye-in said: not sure what you mean.. Sorry, I am poor in understanding how computer works. You need to use a boot disc or an OS disc.
What are your plans for the disks once it's formatted? Format C Drive Windows 10 Mar 23, 2007 #6 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. You can only upload a photo (png, jpg, jpeg) or a video (3gp, 3gpp, mp4, mov, avi, mpg, mpeg, rm). os should be on primary master.
Windows XP even with service pack 3 should be ok with 512MB RAM; it's modern internet browsers that will slow your machine down. You type in your valid product ID, then save... Format C Drive Command Prompt Most malware can be removed using anti-virus software, but sometimes the virus has ruined the integrity of the drive so much that the file system is not salvageable. Format C Drive Windows 7 Without Cd Similar Topics Won't detect pen drive in any computer.
Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top kcting Posts: 59 This post has been reported. check my blog In Disk Management right click on the C drive and try to format it and post back with the exact error message that you get. What does not run fine is the internet browser. I have installed ikill, ESET, adobe flash player, 7 zip, mozilla, ccleaner. Format C Windows 7
Press "R" to enter the Recovery Console when the Welcome to Setup screen appears. More » Continue Reading Up Next Up Next List 42 Free Programs to Completely Wipe Data From Hard Drives Up Next Article How To Wipe a Computer Hard Drive Up Next Original Photo © chidsey - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/862598 Several free, bootable, CD/DVD based diagnostic and repair tools exist that have been put together by PC enthusiasts and companies other than Microsoft.This will be this content Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client.
Data destruction software goes a step beyond formatting C. Format C Drive Windows Xp References: System requirements for Windows XP operating systems. (n.d.). You may also...
Click "Start" to reformat the hard drive in Windows XP and clear the virus infection from the device. The latter must be done from the Windows XP CD. Finder The Doctors Live Healthy Health Videos Better Sleep Style Luxury Auto Beauty Dining Fashion Home & Design Home Elegance Lust List Travel Window Shopping Food & Cooking Alison Cook Restaurant Format C Drive From Dos One had windows XP obviously and the other just files and stuff.
Change a few things and see what happems. Then I successfully format drive E and install windows in drive E. She received an A.A. have a peek at these guys What happens to my drive C and my hard disc?
While I was trying to find my registered XP disc. If we have ever helped you in the past, please consider helping us. From Disc Insert the Windows XP CD into the disc drive and restart the computer. I only can format other drive.
Thanks very much for any help Andy Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 cryptodan cryptodan Bleepin Madman Members 21,868 posts OFFLINE Source(s): MCP Mlat · 7 years ago 0 Thumbs up 0 Thumbs down Comment Add a comment Submit · just now Report Abuse just try to repartition your hard drive then Skip to main content. What should I do after downloading this software?
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