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Old 04-22-2004, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if this question has been asked a thousand times or I'm in the wrong forum, but here it is...

Having a number of computers lying about the house, I've decided to throw out my old PII 133 (I think that's what it was - I can't remember now) running Win 95. Anyway, before giving it the old heave-ho, I want to totally format it; not just a simple format, but wipe the partitions; the lot!

My question is, in a simple, concise fashion, would someone please be able to explain to me how I would go about it. I'm not just talking about C:/ format, I want to do the whole thing!

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Read.

http://www.unl.edu/is/computerdspl.htm
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the command is "format C:"
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I'm not just talking about C:/ format, I want to do the whole thing!
He needs everything.
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Thank you ladies and gentlemen.
Much appreciated.
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Old 04-23-2004, 12:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Shall do...

...I probably wont be doing it till tomorrow, but I'll get back to you...
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Old 04-24-2004, 06:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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create a startup disk, restart the computer and change the bios to read floppy first, the on the command prompt type fdisk
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Old 04-25-2004, 03:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I seemed to be able to delete the partition and then format, so hopefully all went to plan...
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