Format my NX700 hardrive without a floppy

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Hi,
I want to start over with a clean Windows install. I would like to format my
hardrive on my NX7000 but I have no floppy to boot on.

I have backed up all my stuff to tape.

Is there a howto page/site available for making
either a bootable CD or
a bootable USB stick
with Fdisk and Format and all the stuff that would be necessary to make the
C: drive bootable.

Thanks,

Joe
 
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Assuming that you are reinstalling Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP, any one of them
will boot from the installation CD and give you the option to partition and
format the hard drive. (Linux installs work the same way.) Win 2000 and XP do
not use FDISK and FORMAT, instead integrating the functions into the
installation process.

You can always buy or borrow a USB floppy diskette to use if you want to do
something out of the ordinary, such as run manufacturer's hard drive diagnostics
first (strongly recommended). USB floppy drives are not that expensive.

There are ways to set up a bootable USB memory stick, but this only works if
your computer's BIOS supports bootable USB devices... Ben Myers

On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 11:47:49 +0200, "Joe Format" <JoeFormat@JoeFormat.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>I want to start over with a clean Windows install. I would like to format my
>hardrive on my NX7000 but I have no floppy to boot on.
>
>I have backed up all my stuff to tape.
>
>Is there a howto page/site available for making
> either a bootable CD or
> a bootable USB stick
>with Fdisk and Format and all the stuff that would be necessary to make the
>C: drive bootable.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Joe
>
>