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Old 07-23-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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FORMAT MY HD "PleaseHelp"


ok so i have windows vista. i installed suse into a different partition,in drive C: ; now whenever i start windows i get the blue screen of death. so now i can boot into suse, but not windows. I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO FORMAT MY HARD DRIVE(HD) USING LINUX? or someone tell me of a boot CD that is similar to windows, to format the drive...

1) i tried to boot with windows vista cd, but right before it get to the recovery council, the blue scree of death appears!

2) i used windows xp to boot up, again right before the recovery screen, the blue screen appears, not letting continue; because of errors.

3) i tried the "Ultimate BootCD" and it sucks. Also,Hiren's BootCD 9.1 i dont know how to use it. i did tryed both for many hours.

I need a windows like boot cd in order to format, and NO i dont have a floppy drive.

SOMEHOW I HAVE TO FORMAT MY C: DRIVE USING SUSE AND I HAVE TRIED LOOKING FOR A WAY AND I DONT KNOW HOW. AND WORST, I'M A COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR!!!
 
Old 07-23-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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isn't there an option in the suse installer to format C:\?
 
Old 07-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #3
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isn't there an option in the suse installer to format C:\?

not that i know of... so then i should try to install suse again and formate the drive as i reinstall
 
Old 07-23-2007, 11:03 PM   #4
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yes you should, go into the manual paritioning and delete all the paritions
 
Old 07-23-2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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thats what im doing as i type... do u know ok any windows like boot cd... because im seeing that it is shrinking the HD by it self, but im still waiting to see if i can...
 
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it now gave me a menue with accept proposal,

base partition setup on this proposal

create custum partition setup
 
Old 07-23-2007, 11:15 PM   #7
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is this after or before you deleted the paritions?
 
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well right now im trying to delete some partition, but there are so many, sda, sad1,sda2,sda3,sdb... but i did delet many more, like C: for example...,, cuz i was also trying to delete the old suse intallation
 
Old 07-23-2007, 11:49 PM   #9
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you deleted all the paritions or just the suse parition?
 
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in my windows vista i had C:, which is now cousin problem.
D: for my recovery system
and E: which i put all my document and important information before installing suse ... just in case this would happen

if nothing else i'll buy a extrnal hd and transfer all of E: thing and reinstall windows, then try to install suse again...
 
Old 07-24-2007, 12:01 AM   #11
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you could boot from the windows vista disk and type fix mbr that should fix it
 
  


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