Format drive

  emmos 16:13 05 Oct 04

Because of an ongoing problem with malaware in my registry I'm thinking of formatting my h/d, the drive is split into 6 partitions, is it possible to format just the c drive without interfering with the other 5 partitions, I assume that the registry is in c drive and this will be fixed when I format it. Dave

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:23 05 Oct 04

You cannot format your c:\ the one with the operating system on from within windows.

Formatting will delete all software in this partition.

The only way to format c:\ is to boot from floppy or CD format the c:\drive and re install windows. Then re install all your software and drivers.

Clean install windows 98
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Clean install windows XP
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Try cleaning the registry first and then make sure you have decent antispyware install and upto date these are all free.

Registry cleaner :-
Regseeker click here
TweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click here
Easycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. )

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here

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