Format PC without passing through DOS

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Nov 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM
Hello,

I want to know if its possible to format a pc without going through DOS ?
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Nov 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM
You format a hard disk to configure it to work with the Operating System that you will be using.
You do not "format a computer". You install a operating system (OS) onto a formatted hard disk.

Windows XP will format your hard disk before installing itself if you choose that option. Windows XP does not understand how to format a Linux hard disk.

Linux will format the hard disk in a completely different way than Windows.
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