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Help with reformatting hard drive

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Nospam, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Nospam

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    I'm trying to reformat a 7.8 Gig hard drive on a Toshiba Tecra 8000. I've
    started the computer with a boot disk and executed format c: /s. The program
    checks for bad sectors and appears to reformat the HD, going through
    percentages of completeness and then reporting that formitting is complete.
    But when I shut down and restart, it's as if nothing changed--the computer
    loads Windows as always. I've tried this now with two different boot disks.
    The laptop is a PII 300, 192 Meg of RAM, and has W98SE. What am I doing
    wrong? Thanks.
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    Nospam, Aug 25, 2003
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  2. > I'm trying to reformat a 7.8 Gig hard drive on a Toshiba Tecra 8000. I've
    > started the computer with a boot disk and executed format c: /s. The

    program
    > checks for bad sectors and appears to reformat the HD, going through
    > percentages of completeness and then reporting that formitting is

    complete.
    > But when I shut down and restart, it's as if nothing changed--the computer
    > loads Windows as always. I've tried this now with two different boot

    disks.
    > The laptop is a PII 300, 192 Meg of RAM, and has W98SE. What am I doing
    > wrong? Thanks.


    I would use FDISK and delete all the existing partitions, then create a new
    partition, make it the active partition, reboot, and format.

    -Mike
    Michael Geary, Aug 26, 2003
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