dose the 5 floppy discs format my drive

  Andy.F. 22:37 12 May 05
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hello good folks....I have my windows XP disc and was wondering please how to format my drive before reinstalling my system. I downloaded the file which self extracts onto 6 floppy discs. afraid I'm kinda weary of using them in case I cause myself problems....do you know please if these floppy discs format my drive in the same way the old boot floppy for win98 used to do.. ie. type in format C: and hit the return key?
just at a loss as to how I format the drive....many thanks...Andy

  jimv7 22:43 12 May 05

Boot the pc with the xp cd in, and follow onscreen instuctions, you do not need the floppies if you have the upgrade of full version of xp.

You might have to enter the bios and change the first boot device to cdrom.

  AubreyS 22:45 12 May 05

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  AubreyS 22:46 12 May 05

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  Andy.F. 22:58 12 May 05

thanks very much folks....I reckon these tell me all I need to know...Andy

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