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Old 06-04-2005, 10:11 AM   #11
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you can reformat using six floppys, for windows xp.
does your floppy work?
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Old 06-04-2005, 11:42 AM   #12
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No offense, but from your apparent level of computer knowledge I suggest you take it to a shop before you do something irreversible.
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:55 AM   #13
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woz - my floppy does work

bahawolf - thanks for ur advice but when i enter my computer the cdrom drive option isn't even available as the computer simply isn't reading the drive at all

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Old 06-05-2005, 09:02 AM   #14
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if you can get your hands on the flopys you can do your re-format from there. simply insert no1 floppy before boot up and follow the prompts
i believe that you can download them from here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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thanks woz!!!
i'll give it a try, but just so that i know - if i carry out this re-format will i lose everything on my hard drive?
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if your hard drive has a partition (recomended) you can sore what you would like to save on the one side of the partition, then format the side with your o/s on it.
if you don't got a partition you stuffed!
although you can download a programme called partitiuon magic. with this you can make a partition on your existing hard drive. then place keepers on one side and re format other.
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