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Old 02-17-2005, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a new comp without a floppy brother in law gave to me . want to reformat how do i go about doing that? thnx
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are installing xp, you can format in the process or you can make a bootable cd from a windows boot disk, there are several ways. Maxblast or Partition Magic boot cds can also be used.
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Old 02-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you can delete the partitions if you are using xp. The most annoying thing is if you have a sata harddrive, as it cant see the driver :@

I borrow a floppy drive from the school, as i know the i.t. team quite well. you could borrow one from a friend, or buy one, they are very cheap anyway.
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Old 02-18-2005, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like Trifid said, go out to your local Best Buy or Staples and buy a new floppy drive. they are about 10 bucks.
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