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Sapperbro
12-07-2013, 12:57 PM
I have recently updated my computer and want to reformat the hard drive of my old one and try Ubuntu/Open Office. It was XP Pro and I cant find the method for reformatting the C: drive. Have changed the bios so the first drive operating is the CD/DVD drive,but I don't seem to have a formatting file any longer. Nothing seems to work from withing XP. Used to know this stuff back to front but a stroke a few years ago has limited my memory. Can anyone advise please?

pcuser42
12-07-2013, 01:29 PM
You can't format the hard drive while the OS is running ;)

Start the installation of Ubuntu and format during the install. :)

Sapperbro
13-07-2013, 10:22 AM
You can't format the hard drive while the OS is running ;)

Start the installation of Ubuntu and format during the install. :)

Many thanks. On to it this weekend.