Format PC in DOS

DOS is one of the best way to format one’s PC. Just in case you don’t have a Windows XP cd or something which can help format your primary hard disk at C:\>, using DOS to format your PC is a very likely case.

Formating your PC is just as easy. Go to your command dos prompt and start typing.

C:\> format c:
Isn’t this easy? Well, this process might take a very long time and it does a long system format. But if you just don’t bother about it and wanted a quick formatting, just do this.

C:\> format c: /Q

The above will do a quick formating.

Added Note July 1st 2008 : In order to boot straight to DOS, remember to always save a copy of a Windows 98 Boot up Disk, just in case your Windows XP cd goes missing.


  1. arif June 30, 2008
  2. techieDan July 1, 2008
  3. arpitha May 5, 2009
  4. Magnus. August 17, 2009

Leave a Reply