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Old 03-15-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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I have a REALLY messed up laptop that i need to format. it has forgotten it has anything on it, even DOS. So, can anyone supply me with a version of DOS i can put on a CD and boot this lappy from that disc so i can format the hard disc in it?
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yuo can boot of a Win 2K ca or XP CD and format it in there.

or go here
http://www.bootdisk.com/
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I beleve all versions of windows since 98 are bootable. With XP you'
ll want the recovery console and with 98se you'll need to exit the batch file (break key) and then run format off the ramdrive.

Or you could use the computer you are on to create a boot cd. Easycd creator and nero both have utilities built in to do this.
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98 you cant boot from, but Me you can, on some PCs
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well thats wht i thought too. BUT i found out that the reason i couldn't is the Hard disc croaked. I guess they aren't suposed to rattle
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