I kept calling around, asking friends if they had XP home, and I got tired of waiting. thank you sooo much. But wouldn't this cause you to lose all the saved files on your hard drive? my pc is now as good as new ( i even had to go through the start up like when i first got my laptop) all files and folders have been his comment is here
Brannok812, Aug 21, 2012 #5 sach2 Major Geek Extraordinaire Yes, the write zeros writes a zero to every single sector on the drive so it is slow. In this step you are expected to click "Save" and then choose a safe location (usually it is another hard drive) to store all data you have selected. Worked perfectly. will this process erase personal data from hard disk??
maybe try another new install? I've waited for a hour, and it does nothing. Anon Great article. Sunny:D thank you v.v.much for this wonderful site !!!
I'm on Vista and going crazy trying to fix without disk….helllllpppp plz John THAAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOU!!! Because, i have critical data on my laptop. This may be your small window of oppertunity to save everything. How To Erase Hard Drive Windows Xp It has taken a been a good hour and this step is still not complete.
Thank you!! Corrupted system filesIt may be that some system files needed to boot the computer have been deleted or damaged or that the boot sector of the disc is damaged. Doing full backups now and going to PC world to buy a new hard drive, they are only £60,- The old one can become a slave drive.
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I do the same as you show in the above steps but i receive an error message "Stop:0 x 0000007 " please help....! Format Hard Drive Windows Xp Without Installation Cd If only I had a disk :( Can you format without a disk? dell 530s new in 2008. joshua i have this problem on a mini inspiron i can only seem to get to the screen where if says it failed to boot options safe modes normal then i
THANK YOU SO MUCH! https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/app_disk_logical.mspx what do i do?? Format Hard Drive Windows Xp Without Cd I came 5 seconds from formatting and losing everything. Format Hard Drive Xp Command Prompt What I think I need is a Bootable CD but am confused by what I find when I search the web.
You have saved me so much time, frustration and money, I can't thank you enough! this content Loading... K73 Does it have to be an XP install disk you originally used or can you use any one else's XP disk? What do I do? Format External Hard Drive Windows Xp
Good Luck Anonymous Thanks for our help. Click the little skip button at the bottom right. Then I need to res... http://sysgsm.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-hard-drive-error-checking.html I have windows 7.
Brian Thanks a lot, this worked like a charm. How To Format A Hard Drive Windows Xp From Bios Bumming Hi, Unfortunately I do not have my XP Install Disk (either lost or never received one with laptop). I did NOT have a CD or anything to reboot it.
I will try again. only addition to directions is to type "Y" when asked if c is the partition for fixboot. Andy Tim Wow it worked, thank you so much. Windows Xp Format C Sign in to make your opinion count.
I inserted the CD, right on the startup screen I pressed F12. Is there anyway to check if the file system on this hard drive are my original ones. You will need to repartition and reformat the hard drive from the directions in Answer ID 1021: How to change the format type (file system) of a hard drive or Solid check over here And it has been there for about 30 minutes or so.
is it possible to do this without the installation disk and only the product key? External hard drives enjoy different forms, such as SSD, USB flash drive, Sony pen drive and so on, and vary a lot in their capacities from gigabytes to terabyte…However, you may If you like this post, you can follow Nerd's Realm on Twitter Subscribe to feed via RSS or EMAIL to receive instant updates. 70 comments : Anonymous said... How to format an external hard drive?
isnt that supposed to be /r? uzo thanks very much for your advice. You made my hubby a very happy man!!! Anonymous I dont know how can i get to the DOS prompt when I press F2 to run the recovery console it wants a floopy disk!
you have done a very good job friend . SDC It worked for me on the 2nd time! THANK YOU for posting this fix. Can't believe I'm installing Win XP Pro 64-bit on my old Dell Latitude E6410 a week before Windows retires it.
It was a bit of a challenge because my OS is in Japanese! That is to say, if the files Power Data Recovery recovered are corrupted, they were corrupted before the recovery due to some certain reasons before your external hard drive requires formatting.