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Formatting the C: Drive...

Reasons for Formatting




The Wrong Way to Format





The Right Way to Format



Step 1: Make sure you have a Startup Disk or an Operating System CD (Windows CD).


Step 2: Put the CD or disk into the computer and restart it.


Step 3: A Windows setup screen should appear. When you are here, cancel out of the setup.


Step 4: After cancelling out, you should see a command prompt that looks like this

When you are here, type in "format c:" and hit Enter.


Step 5: After you hit enter you will see a screen like this -

At this screen, hit Y and then Enter.

Step 6: When it is done formatting (100%) then you will see a message that looks like this -

Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)?

Hit Enter.

Step 7: After formatting, with the CD or disk in the computer, restart the computer and follow the instructions on how to Install Microsoft Windows.




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