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Old 07-03-2008
mrslow
 
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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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Old 07-03-2008
Pete
 
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Re: how to reformat a disk drive

Don't know for sure, but doesn't it give you that option upon a fresh
installation?
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Old 07-03-2008
Bob F.
 
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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.
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Old 07-03-2008
Jawade
 
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Re: how to reformat a disk drive

Right, startup with the Vista-DVD and there is the possibility to
partition and format the disk.
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Old 08-03-2008
Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk
 
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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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Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk
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Old 08-03-2008
Ken Blake, MVP
 
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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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