Reinstalling Windows 2000

Question

My Windows 2000 crashed. How do I formatt it?

Answer

This question was answered on August 10, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To format the Primary bootable partition you must have a floppy disk that contains the FORMAT file Use your Emergency Repair Disk, or any floppy disk that contains FORMAT At the command prompt, type the FORMAT command followed by the drive letter to be formatted with a colon For example, if you want Windows 2000 reinstalled on your C: drive, type the following...

FORMAT C:

A warning message will appear since formatting a drive destroys the data that it contains This is a precaution to make sure you want to go ahead and format the drive Enter Y for yes and wait for the process to complete Then proceed to reload Windows 2000 by using the installation CD.

Windows 2000 makes this process easier by allowing you to simply insert the installation CD and it will do the formatting for you You will be prompted for which partition and file system you want to use To do this, you must be able to boot from CD-ROM, which can be enabled in CMOS.

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Posted by Lois of Mesa Community College on August 10, 2002