Mar 21, 2007 #2 lons TS Rookie Topic Starter i was able to correct my problem and formatted my drive. While I was trying to find my registered XP disc. Choose NTFS file system ["quick", if the option is available] then follow all of the steps for the next 39 minutes. Thanks. http://nyfreewifi.com/format-c/cannot-format-hard-drive-in-xp.html
How's it damaged? Activation is entirely dependent on the serial number. Press L to confirm. The laptop said my C may be damaged or cannot be formatted.
However when I put the CD in and follow the instructions to re-install windows till it says press F8 to confirm agreement, nothing happens. I know that sucks. You can also visit the forum for "Guides & solutions". Subscribe to the Geek to Live feed to get new installments in your newsreader.Gear from Kinja DealsFlexi Vario: A Better, Compact, Modular Pet LeashBestsellers: Philips 60W Equivalent A19 LED Light BulbSunday's Best
by SusieC1979 / July 31, 2010 10:20 PM PDT In reply to: how to format a hard drive with xp I have a Windows XP CD and my computer will not what is the best way to format in xp? Now my laptop always lag. How To Format C Drive Windows 8 TechSpot is a registered trademark.
Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top kcting Posts: 59 This post has been reported. "windows was unable to complete the format" That's the message sent to me when A call to the provider of the computer will solve that and prevent future problems.Good luck,Mark Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - No CD by maddogthegreat / August 4, 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 Format from Win98 may not experience the problem.
Get the ultimate boot cd. Format C Drive Windows 10 You'll be asked if you want to repair your existing Windows XP installation. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. In which case the format would not work.
Formatting will wipe the OS completely. You should try deleting all (or the damaged) partitions from there and then create a new one by pressing 'C' and following further instructions. Format C Drive Command Prompt If your real goal is to install the fresh version of XP pro, "Guides & Solutions" will have references to procedures that use a Win98 Startup floppy to Fdisk the new Format C Drive Windows 7 Without Cd Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top kcting Posts: 59 This post has been reported.
Do you have a recovery disk? have a peek at these guys Are you connected to the internet? 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 show more I bought a computer about a month ago. Format C Windows 7
When prompted by the installation program, browse to the temp folder. (This assumes that when using the CD, the browse function did not find the i386 folder) If this gets you Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images Related Articles [Windows] | How to Reformat Windows 7 [Format Computer] | How to Format Computer Without a Windows CD [Toshiba Satellite Hard Drive] | How to Reformat a Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Supercourier, is you problem by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 4, 2005 10:22 PM PDT In reply to: But w/o CD??? check over here You need to use a boot disc or an OS disc.
Mar 23, 2007 #6 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. Format C Drive Windows Xp Questions, problems or stories from the field? When you get the activation window, select activate by telephone.
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Anyway, I installed the wrong windows XP disc, it was one that had expired. Format C Drive From Dos I cannot perform the step formatting. 2.
Then I successfully format drive E and install windows in drive E. Yes No Sorry, something has gone wrong. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Compaq Messed Up; Isolated Case by supercourier / April 1, 2006 2:11 PM PST In reply to: But w/o CD??? this content Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top kcting Posts: 59 This post has been reported.
If you don't have a driver disk, get on that other machine you've got next to you, and Google up the brand and model of each of the components for which Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Get a sandwich. When you're done, copy over your backed up data to C: (if necessary.) Then, sit back and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.
All Rights Reserved. Anyway, I installed the wrong windows XP disc, it was one that had expired. Press ESC to bypass the repair and install a fresh copy. 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
how does an xp cd go bad cause i used it before and it worked? Download the free Belarc, run a report and print it out. What is the best capture card? I installed Windows XP on it.
Oct 27, 2006 #4 eye-in TS Rookie Topic Starter not sure what you mean.. The hard drive should contain the disk, you have to burn it to a cd. Right click "my computer", select "properties". Be sure to boot from CD.Step 5.
Keep it nearby for reference later.
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