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Old June 27th 08, 06:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Cindy
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Default Reformat Hard Drive

I need to know how to reformat the hard drive on my son's computer. It's an
old HP with Windows ME on it. We have the CD to reinstall the OS, I just
don't remember how to do the reformat.
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Old June 27th 08, 09:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
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Default Reformat Hard Drive

*Also asked in - and replied to - the WinMe.General NG.*


The simplest answer is to boot - using the WinMe (floppy) Startup disk - and
at the A:\ prompt, type " format c: " (no quotes and notice the colon
after the letter c)

That should format the C: drive.

However, if you want a more detailed instructions, a couple of very useful
documents are on your WinMe CD (and probably on your C: drive too) called
setup.txt file and cleanhd.txt which are well worth reading. You should also
and print out and have handy a copy of the cleanhd.txt file - a copy of
which you can also see here :-
"Windows Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271673/en-us

Also, be sure that you've still got a copy of the 25 digit product key,
before you start and any 'machine specific' drivers (often on a separate CD)
which *may* have come with your PC. (Don't worry too much if you haven't any
drivers as there's usually some work-around available)

Mart
"Cindy" wrote in message
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I need to know how to reformat the hard drive on my son's computer. It's
an
old HP with Windows ME on it. We have the CD to reinstall the OS, I just
don't remember how to do the reformat.



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Old June 28th 08, 10:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Rod Flash
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Default Reformat Hard Drive

However, if you want a more detailed instructions, a couple of very useful
documents are on your WinMe CD (and probably on your C: drive too) called
setup.txt file and cleanhd.txt which are well worth reading. You should
also
and print out and have handy a copy of the cleanhd.txt file - a copy of
which you can also see here :-
"Windows Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271673/en-us


I used to tell Mr P that my ME cd never had that file on it. OEM donchano. I
got it by copying the text from that webpage you link to into a text file.

PRF

 




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