Formatting an HP.

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  1. twodogs44

    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    Is it possible that there is a program out there I can get that will format the hard disk on a HP. The thing will not even allow the operating system to come up. So what are the next step for me to take.

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    if you go into Bios is the hard drive recognised?
     
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    If you mean by going into the Setup, yes I can do that. I have just got the operating disk to start loading a few moments ago. Where and what do I do in the bio's. Remember I am not an expert at doing this, but I can follow instructions.

    Thanks!
     
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    It is still loading the operating system. It needs about another 25 minutes for completion.
     
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    Sounds heavily broken... :D If there's no important data, just reinstall from scratch.
     
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    I did install from scratch. What I want to do if possible, is to get rid of the HP discovery partition and XP will not do it. At least I have not been able to do it.
     
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    Well if you already installed from scratch and it takes 25 minutes to boot, then the disk or something else is simply damaged.
     
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    I must have mislead you. It needed another 25 minutes to install the operating system from the XP cd.

    I can remove everything, but the HP Recovery Partition drive.
     
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    Well... yeah you've completely mislead me indeed.

    I believe GParted LiveCD will have no problem with removing whatever partition you want to remove.
     
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    I downloaded it, but would not open!
     
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    Open o_O It's a bootable ISO - you need to burn it to CD/DVD (as image, do NOT simply burn the downloaded file to CD) and boot from it. It's nothing that'd run from inside Windows.
     
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    I have the partition removed. The only thing regarding HP presently is a opening screen on the boot up. It is the one that gives you the choice of going to SETUP or RECOVERY. I will get rid of it next.

    I would like to say thank you for all your help.:thumb:
    Dave
     
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    I think i've encountered that problem. Im running windows xp on ntfs format. Twice i've formatted in ntfs and installed win xp, but still the problem existed.

    Now i tried fat32 and problem's gone.. :) Got a weird solution but it worked though.
     
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