Learning how to format a computer using windows xp will also help you when formatting a hard drive with windows vista and windows seven to format a computer is pretty much the same process, it is just some set out with a different design. Windows xp cleaner is a suite of tools to clean your system it includes disk cleaner, registry cleaner, history cleaner, bho remover, duplicate files cleaner and startup cleaner this windows xp cleaner suite allows you to remove unneeded files and. How to format a hard drive partition in windows xp at some stage in your computer’s life things are going to take a turn for the worse, and you will need to format a partition. Hp usb disk storage format tool hp usb disk storage format tool is a windows-based formatting utility for license: free os: windows xp windows vista windows 2000 windows 7 windows 8 windows 10. Formatting a disk in windows xp is very much like formatting a disk in vista your xp system, however, may not recognize a dvd-rw if you haven't updated all of its drivers, particularly the universal disk format driver.
Step 5 right-click on the drive right-click on the drive you wish to format and select format from the drop-down menu step 6 choose format option choose to format the drive either in ntfs or fat 32 and then either a full or quick format. How to reformat a pc running windows xp formatting and installing windows xp 1 use the arrow keys to select the new partition press enter to install windows xp to the unallocated space this will be followed by a list of installation options 2 select quick format installation. How to format hard drive and reinstall windows xp (full step by step tutorial) how to format and reinstall windows xp - duration: 5:42 avoiderrors 540,137 views 5:42.
I did a format using the ntfs file system the formatting proceeded and once it hit 100%, the message came up that “windows could not complete the format”after that i had to get out of the setup. To format the volume with the default settings, in the format dialog box, select ok, and then select ok again notes you cannot format a disk or partition that is currently in use, including the partition that contains windows. How to reformat a windows xp computer click here to run a free scan for system related errors format the partition to do this, choose the option 'format the partition using the ntfs file system' press the 'enter' key formatting of the partition may take a few minutes. Format a cd for copying files using windows xp be aware that windows xp, in its native form, does not directly support cd formatting formatting a cd requires support for iso images that is absent from windows xp.
Windows xp is a personal computer operating system produced by microsoft as part of the windows nt family of operating systems it was released to manufacturing on august 24, 2001, and broadly released for retail sale on october 25, 2001 development of windows xp began in the late 1990s as neptune, an operating system built on the windows nt kernel which was intended specifically for. How to format a computer with windows xp warning - formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered if you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out wipedrive. Solved windows xp startup problem (need to format without xp cd and install a linux) windows xp cannot format the logical drive what is the problem solved formatting to windows xp takes too slow. 2 – assuming that windows xp is already installed on hardware that features a cd drive, an easy option is to insert the windows xp boot and setup cd if it is available the cd offers point-and-click prompts that guide users through the formatting and installation process.
Windows setup will warn you that formatting this partition will delete all files on it press f to format this drive first window dialog will ask you to choose your regional and language options settings. I thought i could get a command prompt and just say format c: but it won't allow me to do that either the bios order was set to the original cd but i can't find it in the list of devices to set to the external one. It's format c:/s and not format c:\s but that won't work unless you boot from a 98 or me bootdisk and your xp is on a fat32 and not an ntfs partition but that won't work unless you boot from a 98 or me bootdisk and your xp is on a fat32 and not an ntfs partition.
Cnet's forum on windows legacy operating systems, (xp, 2000/nt, me, & windows 95/98) is the best source for finding help or getting troubleshooting advice from a community of experts. Format the partition once the windows partition has been deleted, you can format the unpartitioned space this will happen automatically if you install a new operating system, or you can manually format by selecting the unpartitioned space and pressing c. Sounds like your setup is booting from the hard drive make sure your cd is indeed booting you should be prompted to press any key to boot from cd.
If you want to format drive c:, just install windows 7 (or xp) on another drive (eg d:) then boot into windows 7, go to 'my computer' and right click on drive where xp is installed, then click on 'format' and click 'start. Tutorial- full format, install, reinstall windows xp how to format hard drive windows xp pro (32bit) back up all data first after booting back up to the desktop, you will need to complete. If you have a windows xp setup cd, you can format c from the recovery console the biggest caveat here is that you must also have windows xp installed on your c drive however, if you don't have access to a newer version of windows, this option may be your best bet. Restore to factory settings – guide for windows xp, vista, 7, 8, 10 / guides / restore to factory settings – guide for windows xp, vista, 7, 8, 10 factory settings or factory defaults usually refers to performing a restore or a reset of your computer to its original configuration as it first was when it was purchased.