1. No floppy needed - Change boot sequence (to CD) in BIOS. (Set it back when you are done).
2. Format is one of the questions/options during the initial "text-mode" phase. You also can delete, and recreate all existing partitions.
Hope this helps!
How to optimize Windows XP, 2000, ME
for the best performance (Step-by-step Visual Guide):
Spyware/Virus Removal and Prevention:
(Links to online virus scans on the same page)
I am sorry for posting what must be an often asked question, but I have run out of places to turn to for help.
Firstly how do you force windows to boot from a cd? Can this be done without changing the bios?
Secondly, how do you format a drive in XP? I have been told any number of times that it can be done while installing XP from the cd. I have never found an option allowing me to format the entire drive, just to overwrite the current windows system (if any).
I am really missing the days of the start up disk here....