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Format with Recovery console

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Daniel, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Hi

    when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the NTFS
    file system?

    thanks

    Daniel
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Assuming you are accessing the console via a winxp cd, why not delete &
    format using the tools provided?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058


    "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    > NTFS file system?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Daniel
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    > NTFS file system?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Daniel


    Just boot the machine with your WinXP installation CD, then follow the
    prompts.
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:00:34 +1000, "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com>
    wrote:


    > when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the NTFS
    > file system?



    Why do you want to format the C: drive? Is your intent to reinstall
    Windows?

    If that's your intent, don't try to do it that way. Simply boot from
    the XP CD and follow the prompts for a clean installation. It will do
    the format for you as the first step of the installation.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  5. db

    db Flightless Bird

    if the disk already has
    windows installed

    you can simply convert
    it to ntfs without formatting
    and reinstalling the o.s.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - Microsoft Partner
    - @hotmail.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the NTFS file system?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Daniel
     
  6. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    To all

    the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not recognise
    it as valid
    and will not install to it.

    But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know what
    FAT it will format to.

    Thanks

    Daniel
    "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    > if the disk already has
    > windows installed
    >
    > you can simply convert
    > it to ntfs without formatting
    > and reinstalling the o.s.
    >
    > --
    >
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > - Systems Analyst
    > - Database Developer
    > - Accountancy
    > - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > - Microsoft Partner
    > - @hotmail.com
    > ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >
    >>
    >>

    >
    > "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    >> NTFS file system?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> Daniel

    >
    >
     
  7. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    If the WinXP installation CD does not recognise your hard disk then it
    either requires a proprietary driver or else it is defective. You should
    download and run the diagnostic program that its manufacturer has on his web
    site.

    "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > To all
    >
    > the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not recognise
    > it as valid
    > and will not install to it.
    >
    > But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know what
    > FAT it will format to.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Daniel
    > "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    > news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >> if the disk already has
    >> windows installed
    >>
    >> you can simply convert
    >> it to ntfs without formatting
    >> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >> - Systems Analyst
    >> - Database Developer
    >> - Accountancy
    >> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >> - Microsoft Partner
    >> - @hotmail.com
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    >>> NTFS file system?
    >>>
    >>> thanks
    >>>
    >>> Daniel

    >>
    >>
     
  8. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Sometimes the file allocation or system is corrupted and windows cannot see
    it, the fact that
    recovery consol sees it indicates that it is not necessarily a defective
    disk.

    I have had this happen before on my PC and all I had to do was format the
    disk in dos
    and reinstall windows, that Hard Drive is still working 5 years later.

    cheers

    Daniel

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-O$CfIgS3KHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > If the WinXP installation CD does not recognise your hard disk then it
    > either requires a proprietary driver or else it is defective. You should
    > download and run the diagnostic program that its manufacturer has on his
    > web site.
    >
    > "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> To all
    >>
    >> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >> recognise it as valid
    >> and will not install to it.
    >>
    >> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know what
    >> FAT it will format to.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Daniel
    >> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>> if the disk already has
    >>> windows installed
    >>>
    >>> you can simply convert
    >>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>> - Systems Analyst
    >>> - Database Developer
    >>> - Accountancy
    >>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>> - @hotmail.com
    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi
    >>>>
    >>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    >>>> NTFS file system?
    >>>>
    >>>> thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Daniel
    >>>
    >>>

    >
     
  9. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    If the Recovery Console can see the disk then the Windows setup program
    (the XP CD) will also see it and it will be able to format the drive.
    As a matter of fact if the Setup program cannot see the disk then the
    Recovery Console will also not be able to see it. There is absolutely
    no need whatsoever to resort to DOS to format drives for Windows XP
    installations!

    John

    Daniel wrote:
    > Sometimes the file allocation or system is corrupted and windows cannot
    > see it, the fact that
    > recovery consol sees it indicates that it is not necessarily a defective
    > disk.
    >
    > I have had this happen before on my PC and all I had to do was format
    > the disk in dos
    > and reinstall windows, that Hard Drive is still working 5 years later.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O$CfIgS3KHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> If the WinXP installation CD does not recognise your hard disk then it
    >> either requires a proprietary driver or else it is defective. You
    >> should download and run the diagnostic program that its manufacturer
    >> has on his web site.
    >>
    >> "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> To all
    >>>
    >>> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >>> recognise it as valid
    >>> and will not install to it.
    >>>
    >>> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know
    >>> what FAT it will format to.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Daniel
    >>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>>> if the disk already has
    >>>> windows installed
    >>>>
    >>>> you can simply convert
    >>>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>> - Database Developer
    >>>> - Accountancy
    >>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi
    >>>>>
    >>>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to
    >>>>> the NTFS file system?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Daniel
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Listen to Pegasus; he knows what he is talking about.

    The fact of the matter is hard drives can and do go bad. The only way to
    know for sure is run a diagnostic. You can download what you need to
    make a bootable diagnostic CD or floppy from the drive manufacturer's
    Web site. You may even use HDAT2 to determine and repair bad sectors (if
    that's the only issue):

    http://www.hdat2.com/

    What is the make and model of your hard drive?

    Furtermore, you're not using Windows 98, so there is no need to use a
    floppy with MS-DOS to fdisk the hard drive. The XP installation CD is
    bootable (make sure you configure the PC to boot off the CD!) and
    contains everything needed to format the hard drive.

    For detailed directions for a Clean Install, see:

    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    Good luck!


    Daniel wrote:
    > Sometimes the file allocation or system is corrupted and windows
    > cannot see it, the fact that
    > recovery consol sees it indicates that it is not necessarily a
    > defective disk.
    >
    > I have had this happen before on my PC and all I had to do was format
    > the disk in dos
    > and reinstall windows, that Hard Drive is still working 5 years later.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O$CfIgS3KHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> If the WinXP installation CD does not recognise your hard disk then
    >> it either requires a proprietary driver or else it is defective. You
    >> should download and run the diagnostic program that its manufacturer
    >> has on his web site.
    >>
    >> "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> To all
    >>>
    >>> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >>> recognise it as valid
    >>> and will not install to it.
    >>>
    >>> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not
    >>> know what FAT it will format to.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Daniel
    >>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>>> if the disk already has
    >>>> windows installed
    >>>>
    >>>> you can simply convert
    >>>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>> - Database Developer
    >>>> - Accountancy
    >>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi
    >>>>>
    >>>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive
    >>>>> to the NTFS file system?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Daniel
     
  11. db

    db Flightless Bird

    there are a number of
    reasons as to why the
    disk becomes dysfunctional.

    perhaps, there is a change
    in the bios

    perhaps, the drive connectors
    have wobble loose

    perhaps, the file system crashed

    perhaps, the drive is no longer
    reliable

    so the question is if you can
    actually get to a disk prompt
    via recovery console.

    however, if you have nothing
    to loose then I would simply
    follow the recommendations
    by others and

    simply stick the xp into
    the drive and commence
    an install of the o.s.

    btw: don't forget to change
    the bios settings so that the
    machine will boot from the
    cd drive and boot with the
    xp cd.
    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - Microsoft Partner
    - @hotmail.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > To all
    >
    > the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not recognise it as valid
    > and will not install to it.
    >
    > But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know what FAT it will format to.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Daniel
    > "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >> if the disk already has
    >> windows installed
    >>
    >> you can simply convert
    >> it to ntfs without formatting
    >> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >> - Systems Analyst
    >> - Database Developer
    >> - Accountancy
    >> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >> - Microsoft Partner
    >> - @hotmail.com
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the NTFS file system?
    >>>
    >>> thanks
    >>>
    >>> Daniel

    >>
    >>
     
  12. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    db wrote:
    > there are a number of
    > reasons as to why the
    > dick becomes dysfunctional.


    And what might those be,
    if I might be bold enough
    to ask? ;-)
     
  13. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    Thanks

    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:eMjK9tW3KHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > If the Recovery Console can see the disk then the Windows setup program
    > (the XP CD) will also see it and it will be able to format the drive. As a
    > matter of fact if the Setup program cannot see the disk then the Recovery
    > Console will also not be able to see it. There is absolutely no need
    > whatsoever to resort to DOS to format drives for Windows XP installations!
    >
    > John
    >
    > Daniel wrote:
    >> Sometimes the file allocation or system is corrupted and windows cannot
    >> see it, the fact that
    >> recovery consol sees it indicates that it is not necessarily a defective
    >> disk.
    >>
    >> I have had this happen before on my PC and all I had to do was format the
    >> disk in dos
    >> and reinstall windows, that Hard Drive is still working 5 years later.
    >>
    >> cheers
    >>
    >> Daniel
    >>
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-O$CfIgS3KHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> If the WinXP installation CD does not recognise your hard disk then it
    >>> either requires a proprietary driver or else it is defective. You should
    >>> download and run the diagnostic program that its manufacturer has on his
    >>> web site.
    >>>
    >>> "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> To all
    >>>>
    >>>> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >>>> recognise it as valid
    >>>> and will not install to it.
    >>>>
    >>>> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know
    >>>> what FAT it will format to.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Daniel
    >>>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> if the disk already has
    >>>>> windows installed
    >>>>>
    >>>>> you can simply convert
    >>>>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>>>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>>> - Database Developer
    >>>>> - Accountancy
    >>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Hi
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to
    >>>>>> the NTFS file system?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> thanks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Daniel
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >
     
  14. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    But in the end the question was....
    "when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    NTFS file system"

    I have now resolved the issue in another way and the disk is 100% okay.

    cheers

    Daniel

    "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:5A812DF0-C648-4C94-87CF-591C00EC7FCA@microsoft.com...
    > there are a number of
    > reasons as to why the
    > disk becomes dysfunctional.
    >
    > perhaps, there is a change
    > in the bios
    >
    > perhaps, the drive connectors
    > have wobble loose
    >
    > perhaps, the file system crashed
    >
    > perhaps, the drive is no longer
    > reliable
    >
    > so the question is if you can
    > actually get to a disk prompt
    > via recovery console.
    >
    > however, if you have nothing
    > to loose then I would simply
    > follow the recommendations
    > by others and
    >
    > simply stick the xp into
    > the drive and commence
    > an install of the o.s.
    >
    > btw: don't forget to change
    > the bios settings so that the
    > machine will boot from the
    > cd drive and boot with the
    > xp cd.
    > --
    >
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > - Systems Analyst
    > - Database Developer
    > - Accountancy
    > - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > - Microsoft Partner
    > - @hotmail.com
    > ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >
    >>
    >>

    >
    > "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> To all
    >>
    >> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >> recognise it as valid
    >> and will not install to it.
    >>
    >> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know what
    >> FAT it will format to.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Daniel
    >> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>> if the disk already has
    >>> windows installed
    >>>
    >>> you can simply convert
    >>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>> - Systems Analyst
    >>> - Database Developer
    >>> - Accountancy
    >>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>> - @hotmail.com
    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi
    >>>>
    >>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    >>>> NTFS file system?
    >>>>
    >>>> thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Daniel
    >>>
    >>>

    >
     
  15. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    You type the following, where x: is the drive letter:

    format x: /fs:ntfs

    The help screens would have given you this information.
    For help in the recovery console type HELP.
    For help on any command type help Command-Name or Command-Name /?, for
    example:

    help format
    format /?

    John

    Daniel wrote:
    > But in the end the question was....
    > "when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    > NTFS file system"
    >
    > I have now resolved the issue in another way and the disk is 100% okay.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    > "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    > news:5A812DF0-C648-4C94-87CF-591C00EC7FCA@microsoft.com...
    >> there are a number of
    >> reasons as to why the
    >> disk becomes dysfunctional.
    >>
    >> perhaps, there is a change
    >> in the bios
    >>
    >> perhaps, the drive connectors
    >> have wobble loose
    >>
    >> perhaps, the file system crashed
    >>
    >> perhaps, the drive is no longer
    >> reliable
    >>
    >> so the question is if you can
    >> actually get to a disk prompt
    >> via recovery console.
    >>
    >> however, if you have nothing
    >> to loose then I would simply
    >> follow the recommendations
    >> by others and
    >>
    >> simply stick the xp into
    >> the drive and commence
    >> an install of the o.s.
    >>
    >> btw: don't forget to change
    >> the bios settings so that the
    >> machine will boot from the
    >> cd drive and boot with the
    >> xp cd.
    >> --
    >>
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >> - Systems Analyst
    >> - Database Developer
    >> - Accountancy
    >> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >> - Microsoft Partner
    >> - @hotmail.com
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> To all
    >>>
    >>> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >>> recognise it as valid
    >>> and will not install to it.
    >>>
    >>> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know
    >>> what FAT it will format to.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>> Daniel
    >>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>>> if the disk already has
    >>>> windows installed
    >>>>
    >>>> you can simply convert
    >>>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>> - Database Developer
    >>>> - Accountancy
    >>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi
    >>>>>
    >>>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to
    >>>>> the NTFS file system?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Daniel
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
     
  16. Daniel

    Daniel Flightless Bird

    John

    good info, thanks for that.

    cheers

    Daniel

    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:-OTfIpKv3KHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > You type the following, where x: is the drive letter:
    >
    > format x: /fs:ntfs
    >
    > The help screens would have given you this information.
    > For help in the recovery console type HELP.
    > For help on any command type help Command-Name or Command-Name /?, for
    > example:
    >
    > help format
    > format /?
    >
    > John
    >
    > Daniel wrote:
    >> But in the end the question was....
    >> "when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to the
    >> NTFS file system"
    >>
    >> I have now resolved the issue in another way and the disk is 100% okay.
    >>
    >> cheers
    >>
    >> Daniel
    >>
    >> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >> news:5A812DF0-C648-4C94-87CF-591C00EC7FCA@microsoft.com...
    >>> there are a number of
    >>> reasons as to why the
    >>> disk becomes dysfunctional.
    >>>
    >>> perhaps, there is a change
    >>> in the bios
    >>>
    >>> perhaps, the drive connectors
    >>> have wobble loose
    >>>
    >>> perhaps, the file system crashed
    >>>
    >>> perhaps, the drive is no longer
    >>> reliable
    >>>
    >>> so the question is if you can
    >>> actually get to a disk prompt
    >>> via recovery console.
    >>>
    >>> however, if you have nothing
    >>> to loose then I would simply
    >>> follow the recommendations
    >>> by others and
    >>>
    >>> simply stick the xp into
    >>> the drive and commence
    >>> an install of the o.s.
    >>>
    >>> btw: don't forget to change
    >>> the bios settings so that the
    >>> machine will boot from the
    >>> cd drive and boot with the
    >>> xp cd.
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>> - Systems Analyst
    >>> - Database Developer
    >>> - Accountancy
    >>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>> - @hotmail.com
    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> To all
    >>>>
    >>>> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >>>> recognise it as valid
    >>>> and will not install to it.
    >>>>
    >>>> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not know
    >>>> what FAT it will format to.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>> Daniel
    >>>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> if the disk already has
    >>>>> windows installed
    >>>>>
    >>>>> you can simply convert
    >>>>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>>>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>>> - Database Developer
    >>>>> - Accountancy
    >>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> Hi
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to
    >>>>>> the NTFS file system?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> thanks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Daniel
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >
     
  17. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    You're welcome.

    John

    Daniel wrote:
    > John
    >
    > good info, thanks for that.
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > Daniel
    >
    > "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    > news:-OTfIpKv3KHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> You type the following, where x: is the drive letter:
    >>
    >> format x: /fs:ntfs
    >>
    >> The help screens would have given you this information.
    >> For help in the recovery console type HELP.
    >> For help on any command type help Command-Name or Command-Name /?, for
    >> example:
    >>
    >> help format
    >> format /?
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >> Daniel wrote:
    >>> But in the end the question was....
    >>> "when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive to
    >>> the NTFS file system"
    >>>
    >>> I have now resolved the issue in another way and the disk is 100% okay.
    >>>
    >>> cheers
    >>>
    >>> Daniel
    >>>
    >>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>> news:5A812DF0-C648-4C94-87CF-591C00EC7FCA@microsoft.com...
    >>>> there are a number of
    >>>> reasons as to why the
    >>>> disk becomes dysfunctional.
    >>>>
    >>>> perhaps, there is a change
    >>>> in the bios
    >>>>
    >>>> perhaps, the drive connectors
    >>>> have wobble loose
    >>>>
    >>>> perhaps, the file system crashed
    >>>>
    >>>> perhaps, the drive is no longer
    >>>> reliable
    >>>>
    >>>> so the question is if you can
    >>>> actually get to a disk prompt
    >>>> via recovery console.
    >>>>
    >>>> however, if you have nothing
    >>>> to loose then I would simply
    >>>> follow the recommendations
    >>>> by others and
    >>>>
    >>>> simply stick the xp into
    >>>> the drive and commence
    >>>> an install of the o.s.
    >>>>
    >>>> btw: don't forget to change
    >>>> the bios settings so that the
    >>>> machine will boot from the
    >>>> cd drive and boot with the
    >>>> xp cd.
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>> - Database Developer
    >>>> - Accountancy
    >>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Daniel" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eLvK5OR3KHA.5880@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> To all
    >>>>>
    >>>>> the hard drive has lost it's file allocation and the CD does not
    >>>>> recognise it as valid
    >>>>> and will not install to it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But recovery consol does see it and will format it but I do not
    >>>>> know what FAT it will format to.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Daniel
    >>>>> "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:E8DD9727-5A2C-4017-88E5-F7BF7ABC1792@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>> if the disk already has
    >>>>>> windows installed
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> you can simply convert
    >>>>>> it to ntfs without formatting
    >>>>>> and reinstalling the o.s.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >>>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >>>>>> - Systems Analyst
    >>>>>> - Database Developer
    >>>>>> - Accountancy
    >>>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >>>>>> - Microsoft Partner
    >>>>>> - @hotmail.com
    >>>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Daniel" <Noone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:eNO$3DG3KHA.5212@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> Hi
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> when using recovery console what do I type to format the C drive
    >>>>>>> to the NTFS file system?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> thanks
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Daniel
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>

    >>
     

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