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    I am thinking of formatting my hard drive.

    Do I have to reinstall my OS and all of that if I were to do a format?

    What other things should I be concerned about?

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    Originally posted by phAnt0m buRn@28 December 2003 - 16:56
    I am thinking of formatting my hard drive.

    Do I have to reinstall my OS and all of that if I were to do a format?

    What other things should I be concerned about?
    yes formatting is wen everything is cleaned out from ur hdd so u will need to install an OS u can always create partitions and make sure hav the drivers for all the hardware in ur computer and once ur dun formatting and insallin an OS remember to defrag and update windows! B)

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    OK thanks. But what do I have to do to start the formatting?

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    WAIT BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHIGN.... BACK YOUR SHIT UP....

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    Well, you can use FDISK

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    Originally posted by phAnt0m buRn@28 December 2003 - 17:06
    OK thanks. But what do I have to do to start the formatting?
    Its pretty easy.

    If you want to format and put windows XP on, go into the BIOS and set the first boot device to CD-ROM.

    Save and exit the bios and put the WinXP cd into the cd rom and let it boot from the cd.

    Its extremely easy because the setup asks you exactly what you want to do so you cant go wrong.

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    Originally posted by Evil Gemini+28 December 2003 - 09:24--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Evil Gemini @ 28 December 2003 - 09:24)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-phAnt0m buRn@28 December 2003 - 17:06
    OK thanks. But what do I have to do to start the formatting?
    Its pretty easy.

    If you want to format and put windows XP on, go into the BIOS and set the first boot device to CD-ROM.

    Save and exit the bios and put the WinXP cd into the cd rom and let it boot from the cd.

    Its extremely easy because the setup asks you exactly what you want to do so you cant go wrong. [/b][/quote]
    Perfect.

    All I would add to this is to choose the full format option, not the "quick" version.
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