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How to Full Format My Pc


FPCH New Member
Feb 14, 2010
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
Dear Team,

Am using windows xp sp2 , I think my system is got rootly infected by viruses.
I want to full format my Hard disk, Is it possible through win 98 if how plz explain.
And also is there any software to fully format hard disk.

Thanking you,


Free PC Help Tech Member
Jan 29, 2009
Am using windows xp sp2
Is it possible through win 98

Formatting works the same and has the same effect for all versions of windows so why specifically do you want to use Win 98 if you have an XP System Disk

Also I don't think that Win 98 can support the NTFS file system and will only format the Drive to a FAT System which will only support files upto 4 Gig

but if I remember right, you will need a win98 system disk, easily made if you have a system running win98 and a 3.5" Floppy drive

then insert the system disk and at the command prompt enter format c:\

If by Full format you are referring to a method of formatting that writes '0's to the drive theoretically returning it to the state it was in when it left the factory you will find a tool on the drives manufacturer's website that you can download and use.