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Thread: how to reformat a disk drive

  1. #1
    mrslow Guest

    how to reformat a disk drive

    I have a laptop that I want to reinstall Vista Home Premium, what do i enter
    to reformat the drive to reinstall vista, I updated some drivers and now it
    does not work, what is the format command
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    bob

  2. #2
    Pete Guest

    Re: how to reformat a disk drive

    Don't know for sure, but doesn't it give you that option upon a fresh
    installation?

  3. #3
    Bob F. Guest

    Re: how to reformat a disk drive

    Any of the current MS operating systems will not let you (re)format the
    drive on which the active OS resides. Formatting is a little harsh. What
    problem(s) are you having? You can just install the Vista Install disk and
    look for a "repair" install option.

  4. #4
    Jawade Guest

    Re: how to reformat a disk drive

    Right, startup with the Vista-DVD and there is the possibility to
    partition and format the disk.

  5. #5
    Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk Guest

    Re: how to reformat a disk drive

    mrslow wrote:

    > I have a laptop that I want to reinstall Vista Home Premium, what do i enter
    > to reformat the drive to reinstall vista, I updated some drivers and now it
    > does not work, what is the format command


    Use 3rd party software or Vista install disk to make any partition
    changes or drive formatting.

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    Regards
    Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk

  6. #6
    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: how to reformat a disk drive

    Why? It is very rarely the right way to fix a problem.

    You do *not* format the drive as a separate step before reinstalling
    Windows. Just boot from the DVD, and follow the prompts for a clean
    installation. The format will be done as part of that installation.

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