click here to get instructions on how to format a drive.
Without a floppy drive to boot from, and run the format program from, how are you going to get it to format? the format program has to be somwhere, and if you blank the HDD, you will erase the format prog. A bit like trying to 'raise oneself by ones own boot laces' me-thinks.
But once you have formated'd it? What do you want a pc with no software on for? It won't do a lot. just sit there saying 'c:' and making a nice door stop/paper weight.
without any way of putting programs on, like a floppy or CD, how will you get it to do what you do want to use it for?
Just asking. No malice. if i'm wronger than wrong can be, and dumber than a door stop say.