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    Feb 2009

    Want to reformat HDD on Windows 2000

    I need to reformat the hd of my pc. I have a computer that has windows 2000 on it. I type in format c: it say it's an NTSF file and I need to specify the volume label. Any one know how to reformat HDD.


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    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Re: Want to reformat HDD on Windows 2000

    Past versions of Windows (through Windows ME) allow you to create a start-up disk. You'll need one to reformat your hard drive. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click Start-up Disk. Click Create Disk.

    On Windows XP, you'll need to download the disk information. Go to and click "DOS — Windows 9X/NT4/2000/XP Excellent Bootdisks." Download the Windows XP Custom Install Disk and save it to a floppy.

    On all systems, shut down all open programs. Restart the computer with the floppy in the A: drive. At the A: prompt, type Format: C. Answer "yes" to the warning; you want to wipe out all the data. When the reformat finishes, put the Windows installation CD in the CD drive and remove the floppy. Restart and re-install Windows.

    Reformatting will keep most people out of your old files. But specialized shareware exists to reclaim files after reformatting. If you do not know who will get the computer — or you do know and you don't trust them — stronger measures are required.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2008

    Re: Want to reformat HDD on Windows 2000

    Put Fdisk and Format on your boot disk and you're good to go. Fdisk it first.

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    Re: Want to reformat HDD on Windows 2000

    When you format a computer hard drive you will lose everything that is on the drive. Therefore, it is very important to back up anything you might want later. Additionally, if you are going to be formatting and installing XP you need to make sure you have the discs for any applications or third party hardware you use since you will need to re-install your programs and drivers after re-installing Windows.

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